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Owen Moore
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Florence Lawrence

Knowledge Identifier: +Florence_Lawrence

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Florence Lawrence

Canadian silent film actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1886.

Countries: United States (50%), New Jersey (21%), New York (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Harry Solter, Paul Panzer, Carl Laemmle

Linked to: Universal Studios, Motion Picture Patents Company, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times

 

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Florence Lawrence was born in 1886 add something


1906

During the spring and summer of 1906, Lawrence auditioned for a number of Broadway productions, with no success add something

 

In 1906, at age 20, she appeared in her first motion picture add something

 

Lawrence and her mother moved to New York City around 1906 add something

 

However, on 27 December 1906, she was hired by the Edison Manufacturing Company to play Daniel Boone's daughter in "Daniel Boone; or, Pioneer days in America" add something


1907

In 1907 she went to work for the Vitagraph Company in Brooklyn, New York acting as Moya, an Irish peasant girl in a one-reel version of Dion Boucicault's The Shaughraun add something


1908

In the spring of 1908 she returned to Vitagraph where she played the lead role in "The Dispatch Beare" add something

 

Toward the end of 1908 Lawrence married Harry Solter add something

 

" In total, she had parts in most of the 60 films directed by Griffith in 1908 add something


1909

Finding themselves "at liberty," Lawrence and Solter in 1909 were able to join the Independent Moving Pictures Company of America add something

 

She continued to work for Biograph in 1909 add something


1910

By late 1910, Lawrence left IMP to work for Lubin Studios, advising her fellow young Canadian, the 18-year-old Mary Pickford, to take her place as IMP's star add something


1912

In 1912, Lawrence and Solter made a deal with Carl Laemmle, forming their own company add something

 

' In August 1912, she had a fight with her husband, in which he 'made cruel remarks about his mother-in-law add something

 

His letters 'softened her feelings' and they were re-united in November 1912 add something


1913

They established a film studio in Fort Lee, New Jersey, New Jersey and made a number of films starring Lawrence and Owen Moore before selling out to the new Universal Pictures in 1913 add something


1914

Despite her mooted retirement, Lawrence was induced to return to work in 1914 for her company , which was later acquired by Universal Studios add something


1916

In the spring of 1916, she returned to work for Universal and completed another feature film, "Elusive Isabel" add something


1920

During the 1920s she and her husband Charles began to manufacture a line of cosmetics, which they continued in partnership after their divorce add something


1921

By the time she returned to the screen in 1921, few people remembered her add something

 

In 1921 she traveled to Hollywood to attempt a comeback add something


1924

All of her screen work after 1924 would be in uncredited bit parts add something


1929

When Lawrence's mother died in 1929, she had an expensive bust sculpted for her mother's tomb add something


1931

The following year she married automobile salesman Charles Byrne Woodring, but they were divorced in 1931 add something


1933

In 1933 she got married for the third time to Henry Bolton, who turned out to be abusive and beat Lawrence severely add something

 

King Baggot - In 1933, Baggot and former leading lady Florence Lawrence, Paul_Panzer and another former great star of the silent era, Francis Ford, were given bit parts in what would be former co-star Mary Pickford's last movie, "Secrets"


1936

Lawrence returned to the screen in 1936, when MGM began giving small parts to old stars for seventy-five dollars a week add something


Florence Lawrence died in 1938 add something

 

Alone, discouraged, and suffering with chronic pain from myelofibrosis, a rare bone marrow disease, she was found unconscious in bed in her West Hollywood apartment on 27 December 1938 after she had ingested ant paste add something


2000

In William J. Mann's novel "The Biograph Girl" , Mann asks the question, "What if Florence Lawrence didn't die in 1938 from eating ant poison, but is 106 and living in a nursing home in Buffalo, New York-" The novel faithfully covers Lawrence's life up to 1938 and takes it beyond, after her "supposed" suicide add something