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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.