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Florence Lawrence

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B: January 2, 1886 in Hamilton, OntarioD: December 28, 1938 in Los Angeles, California

Florence Lawrence, “The Biograph Girl,” grew up on Jackson street in Hamilton and started out in life as Florence Annie Bridgwood. She made 38 films in 1908 and 65 in 1909. The movie-star system, as we know it today, began with her in 1910. Elusive Isabel, produced by Universal Pictures in 1916, was her first full-length silent movie. A stage musical titled The Biograph Girl was launched in 1980, and in 2001, William J. Mann published a novel about Florence Lawrence, also titled The Biograph Girl.

Learn more about Florence Lawrence
Also see: an item from our copy of the April 1916 issue of Picture-Play Magazine.
Also see: The Return of Florence Lawrence from our copy of the May 1921 issue of Photoplay Magazine.

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1907
Daniel Boone (debut)

1908
Romeo and Juliet
Julius Caesar
Antony and Cleopatra
The Bandit`s Waterloo
A Calamitous Elopement
Betrayed by a Handprint
The Girl and the Outlaw
Behind the Scenes
The Heart of O’Yama
Where the Breakers Roar
A Smoked Husband
The Stolen Jewels
The Devil
The Zulu`s Heart
Father Gets in the Game
Ingomar, the Barbarian
The Vaquero’s Vow
The Planter’s Wife
Romance of a Jewess
The Call of the Wild
Concealing a Burglar
After Many Years
The Pirate’s Gold
The Taming of the Shrew
The Song of the Shirt
The Ingrate
A Woman’s Way
The Clubman and the Tramp
Money Mad
The Valet’s Wife
Mrs. Jones Entertains
The Feud and the Turkey
The Reckoning
The Test of Friendship
An Awful Moment
The Christmas Burglars
Mr. Jones at the Ball
The Helping Hand

1909
One Touch of Nature
The Honor of Thieves
The Sacrifice
Those Boys!
The Criminal Hypnotist
Mr. Jones Has a Card Party
The Fascinating Mrs. Francis
Those Awful Hats
The Girls and Daddy
The Brahma Diamond
A Wreath in Time
His Ward’s Love
The Curtain Pole
The Joneses Have Amateur Theatricals
The Politician’s Love Story
The Golden Louis
At the Alter
The Prussian Spy
His Wife’s Mother
A Fool’s Revenge
The Wooden Leg
The Roue’s Heart
The Salvation Army Lass
The Lure of the Gown
I Did It
The Deception
And a Little Child Shall Lead Them
The Medicine Bottle
Jones and His New Neighbors
A Drunkard’s Reformation
Trying to Get Arrested
The Road to the Heart
Schneider’s Anti-Noise Crusade
The Winning Coat
Confidence
A Troublesome Satchel
Lady Helen’s Escapade
The Drive for Life
Tis an Ill Wind that Blows No Good
The Eavesdropper
The Note in the Shoe
A Baby’s Shoe
The Jilt
Resurrection
Jones and the Lady Book Agent
Two Memories
Eloping with Auntie
Eradicating Auntie
What Drink Did
Her First Biscuits
The Peachbasket Hat
The Way of Man
The Necklace
The Country Doctor
The Cardinal’s Conspiracy
Sweet and Twenty (
Jealousy and the Man
The Slave
The Mended Lute
Mr. Jones’ Burglar
Mrs. Jones’ Lover
The Hessian Renegades
The Awakening
Lines of White on a Sullen Sea
Nursing a Viper

1910
The Forest Ranger’s Daughter
The Angel of the Studio

1911
Her Two Sons
A Good Turn
Flo’s Discipline

Other credits
In Swift Waters (1912)
A Singular Cynic (1914)
Elusive Isabel (1916)

The Enfoldment (1922)
The Satin Girl (1923)
Gambling Wives (1924)

Hard Hombre (1931)
One Rainy Afternoon (uncredited, 1936)