Alice Calhoun

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Alice Calhoun
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Born Alice Beatrice Calhoun
(1900-11-21)November 21, 1900
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Died June 3, 1966(1966-06-03) (aged 65)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1918–1934
Spouse(s) Mendel B. Silverburg (1926)
Max Chotiner (1926–1938)

Alice Calhoun (November 21, 1900 – June 3, 1966) was an American silent film actress.

Film star[edit]

Born Alice Beatrice Calhoun in Cleveland, Ohio, she made her film debut in a role not credited in 1918 and went on to appear in another forty-seven films between then and 1929. As a star with Vitagraph in New York City, she moved with the company when it relocated to Hollywood.[1] In the comedy, The Man Next Door (1923), Calhoun plays Bonnie Bell. A critic complimented her on being pretty and playing her role successfully.[2]The Man From Brodney's (1923) is a movie which displays the fencing talent of actor J. Warren Kerrigan. Directed by David Smith for Vitagraph, the film is based on a novel by George Barr McCutcheon. Calhoun plays Princess Genevra.[3] Between Friends (1924) is a motion picture adapted from a story by Robert W. Chambers. Anna Q. Nilsson and Norman Kerry are part of a cast in which Calhoun plays an artist's Model (person).[4] Among her other movies titles are Pampered Youth (1925), The Power of the Weak (1926), Savage Passions (1927), and Bride of the Desert (1929).

Like a number of other stars at the time, her voice did not lend itself to sound and her one performance in a talkie came in an uncredited role in 1934.

Marriages[edit]

Her first husband was Mendel Silberberg, a Los Angeles, California attorney. They were married in May 1926 and he filed a divorce petition in July. Silberberg charged that Calhoun was engaged to another man at the time of their wedding. Their marriage was annulled.[1]

In 1925 Calhoun had invested in a movie theater. With her second husband Max Chotiner, whom she married secretly in Ventura, California[5] on December 28, 1926, she became owner of a chain of theatres in the Los Angeles area. Highly successful, Calhoun and her husband were benefactors of a number of local charities. Chotiner later became an investment broker.[1] They divorced in 1938.[6]

Death[edit]

Calhoun died in Los Angeles in 1966 of cancer, aged 65. She was survived by her husband of thirty-nine years and a brother, Joseph C. Calhoun, of Cleveland.[1] She is interred with her husband in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Alice Calhoun has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6815 Hollywood Blvd.

Partial filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Alice Calhoun Chotiner, 65, Starred In Silent Movies, New York Times, June 6, 1966, Page 41.
  2. ^ The Screen, New York Times, May 29, 1923, Page 10.
  3. ^ Notes of the Film, New York Times, September 16, 1923, Page X4.
  4. ^ The Screen, New York Times, May 12, 1924, Page 14.
  5. ^ Alice Calhoun Reweds, New York Times, January 5, 1927, Page 18.
  6. ^ Silent Screen Star Divorced, Los Angeles Times, June 17, 1938, Section II, Page 2.

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