Bert Lytell
(Movies & TV)
Lois Weber
(Movies & TV)
Lucille Ricksen
(Movies & TV)
Marshall Neilan
(Movies & TV)
Hobart Bosworth
(Movies & TV)
Mae Murray
(Movies & TV)

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Claire Windsor

Knowledge Identifier: +Claire_Windsor


Claire Windsor

Notable American film actress of the silent screen era add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1892.

Countries: United States (76%), California (10%), Mexico (5%)

Main connections: Bert Lytell, Lois Weber, California

Linked to: Goldwyn Pictures Corporation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount Pictures




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Claire Windsor was born in 1892 add something


She attended Washburn Preparatory Academy in Topeka, Kansas from 1906 to 1907 and after a year at Broadway High School in Seattle, Washington, returned as a "special" student in the Fine Arts Department at Washburn College add something


Intent on further refining her daughters' education and position in society, Rosella and her daughters returned to Seattle in the fall of 1910 add something


On July 14, 1913, Ola was chosen "Empress" during the lavish musical production of "Jappyland add something


Soon a June wedding was planned, but en route back to Kansas, Ola secretely married Mr. Bowes on May 13, 1914 in Denver, Colorado add something


The union resulted in the birth of a son, David Willis Bowes Jr., on September 9, 1916, but the couple soon went their separate ways add something


By the late 1920s, Claire Windsor found it difficult to move into "talkies" add something


Claire Windsor's film debut was in the 1920 release of Lois Weber's "To Please One Woman" which was only a modest success add something


Critics lauded her elegant fashion sense, and Windsor became a noted trend-setter of 1920s fashion add something


Throughout the 1920s, Windsor established herself as highly regarded leading lady in film add something


Bowes officially filed for divorce on September 14, 1920 add something


Corinne Griffith - Contradicting testimony by actresses Betty Blythe and Claire Windsor, who had both known her since the 1920s, did not shake her story


Lois Weber - As part of the deal to distribute "The Blot", F.B. Warren released "What Do Men Want-" After the film's premiere at Manhattan's Lyric Theatre on November 13, 1921, "The New York Times", while praising Weber for her casting and the technical aspects of the film, and the performance of Claire Windsor, dismissed the film as a "simplified sermon" that provided "pat answers" which ignored "the real facts of life", which it considers "incompetent, irrelevant and immaterial"


The publicity paid off; in 1922 the newly formed Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers began their annual WAMPAS Baby Stars awards and named Claire Windsor, along with Bessie Love, Lila Lee, Mary Philbin and Colleen Moore, as the year's most promising starlets add something


Lucille Ricksen - In 1922, Ricksen was signed to a contract with actor and director Marshall Neilan who cast her in the commercially and critically successful Neilan directed drama "The Stranger's Banquet" opposite Claire Windsor and Hobart Bosworth


In 1923, the former Ola Cronk officially began using the more matinee-friendly "Claire Windsor" as a moniker add something


In 1924, Windsor was one of the top stars at the newly formed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio add something


Bert Lytell - Lytell was married to the popular silent film actress Claire Windsor from 1924 to 1927


Lucille Ricksen - Ricksen's last screen appearance was opposite Claire Windsor and William Haines in the drama "The Denial", filmed in 1924 and released in early 1925


She had a well-publicized affair with actor Charles "Buddy" Rogers, and in 1925 married matinee idol Bert Lytell add something


Mae Murray - In 1925, Murray, Leonard, and Stahl produced films at Tiffany Pictures, with "Souls for Sables" , starring Claire Windsor and Eugene O'Brien, as the first film made by Tiffany


Dolores del Rio - In early 1925, Edwin Carewe, an influential director at First National Films, had traveled to Mexico for the wedding of actors Bert Lytell and Claire Windsor, to which they came Dolores and her husband


She made several talkies throughout the 1930s but could never recapture the success of her earlier years as a silent screen actress add something


On April 12, 1943, Windsor officially changed her name to Claire Windsor, and her son took the name of William Willis Windsor add something


Claire Windsor died of a heart attack in 1972 at the age of 80 in Los Angeles, California add something

Claire Windsor died in 1972 add something


Claire Windsor died of a heart attack on October 24, 1972 at the age of 80 in Los Angeles, California add something