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Genevieve Blinn


B: June 12, 1874 in Saint John, New Brunswick
D: July 20, 1956 in San Rafael, California

Born Genevieve Clothilde Namary, she took the name Blinn following her marriage to Irving L. Blinn from Los Angeles, California. They divorced in 1904. Blinn was the last member of an old theater family from Saint John. Her brother Ed Nannary was a stage actor in New York City and on the west coast. Her sister May performed as a star of the old Alcatraz Theater in San Francisco, California. Blinn`s career as a performer in movies began with a role as Countess de Moray in A Wife`s Sacrifice in 1916. She is best known for her role as Beth-Sheba in The Queen of Sheba that starred Betty Blythe in the title role. She also appeared in a number of films that starred Theda Bara including Cleopatra in 1917.

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A Wife’s Sacrifice (1916)
The Spider and the Fly (1916)
The Kingdom of Love (1917)
Tangled Lives (1917)
American Methods (1917)
Conscience (1917)
Cleopatra (1917)
The Rose of Blood (1917)
Madame Du Barry (1917)
True Blue (1918)
Salome (1918)
When a Woman Sins (1918)
The Rainbow Trail (1918)
The Woman Next Door (1919)
When Fate Decides (1919)
In Search of Arcady (1919)
The Last of the Duanes (1919)
Wings of Morning

The Tattlers (1920)
The Path She Chose (1920)
Sundown Slim (1920)
The Witching Hour (1921)
The Queen of Sheba (1921)
Crazy to Marry (1921)
Don’t Tell Everything (1921)
The Call of Home (1922)
If I Were Queen (1922)
The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln (1924)

Common Clay (1930)

Cleopatra, movie poster