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Claire Adams

Claire Adams, actress,
This photo of Claire Adams is 1 of 15 original images of the actress in the Northernstars Collection.

B: September 24, 1898 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
D: September 25, 1978 in Melbourne, Australia

Claire Adams was a leading lady of the Silent Era. She retired just before “talkies” took over. Although born in Canada, Adams went to school in England and became a nurse after World War I. Shortly after returning to Canada she moved to Hollywood and began a career in silent movies, marrying her producer, Benjamin Hampton. When Hampton died in 1932, Claire Adams had effectively given up her career and hadn’t made in a movie in five years. However, she didn’t have to work as Hampton had left her a fortune. In 1938, Adams was 40 and still a beauty. She remarried a wealthy Scotsman, Scobie Mackinnon and having no attachment to Hollywood they moved to Australia where they lived a life of leisure until Mackinnon passed away in 1974. This left Adams quite wealthy and, without any children from either marraige, when she died in 1978 she left money to create a wildlife sanctuary in Australia as well as helping a number of charities.

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The Spirit of the Red Cross (1919)
End of the Road (1919)
Speedy Meade (1919)
A Misfit Earl (1919)
The Invisible Bond (1919)

The Money Changers (1920)
The Key to Power (1920)
The Great Lover (1920)
The White Dove (1920)
Riders of the Dawn (1920)
The Dwelling Place of Light (1920)
The Penalty (1920)
The Spenders (1921)
Man of the Forest (1921)
The Killer (1921)
The Lure of Egypt (1921)
A Certain Rich Man (1921)
The Mysterious Rider (1921)
When Romance Rides (1922)
Heart’s Haven (1922)
The Gray Dawn (1922)
Golden Dreams (1922)
Tony (1922)
Do and Dare (1922)
The Scarlet Car (1923)
Brass Commandments (1923)
Stepping Fast (1923)
Where the North Begins (1923)
Legally Dead (1923)
The Cleanup (1923)
Daddies (1924)
The Night Hawk (1924)
Missing Daughters (1924)
The Girl in the Limousine (1924)
Oh, You Tony! (1924)
Helen’s Babies (1924)
The Painted Flapper (1924)
The Fast Set (1924)
The Brass Bowl (1924)
The Big Parade (1925)
The Devil’s Cargo (1925)
Men and Women (1925)
The Kiss Barrier (1925)
Souls for Sables (1925)
The Wheel (1925)
Yellow Fingers (1926)
The Sea Wolf (1926)
The Lunatic (1927)
Married Alive (1927)
Combat (1927)