Edith Storey

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Edith Storey
Edith Storey 2.jpg
The First One Hundred Noted Men and Women of the Screen 1920
Born (1892-03-18)March 18, 1892
New York City, New York
Died October 9, 1967(1967-10-09) (aged 75)
Northport, New York
Years active 1908–1921

Edith Storey (March 18, 1892 – October 9, 1967) was an American actress during the silent film era. She and her brother, Richard, both had brief acting careers. Richard Storey appeared in only four films, and Edith retired in 1921, aged 29.

Early life[edit]

Born and raised in New York City, Storey began acting when she was a child. Her film career began with the film Francesca di Rimini (1908), also called The Two Brothers. She would have two film roles in 1908, and a total of seventy five by 1913. Many of these films were Westerns, as Storey was reportedly an excellent horseback rider and could perform her own stunts.[1]

Career[edit]

Edith Storey worked for New York-based Vitagraph Studios most of her career except 1910-1911, when she was under contract with Star Film Company in San Antonio, Texas.[2] She appeared in nearly 150 films between 1908 to 1921, including the films The Immortal Alamo (1911), A Florida Enchantment (1914), and The Christian (1914), the latter film based on the Hall Caine novel, and later remade in 1923, also as The Christian.

Later life[edit]

Edith Storey in a still promoting When the Tables Turned (1911)
The Shop Girl (1916)
The Tarantula (1916)

She would appear in another seventy-one films from 1913 to 1921, almost all of which were what are considered film shorts. In 1921, aged 29, she retired.[citation needed] She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in the film industry at 1523 Vine Street. She was residing in Northport, Long Island, New York at the time of her death on October 9, 1967, aged 75.

Selected filmography[edit]

Edith Storey in The Christian 1914

References[edit]

  1. ^ The First One Hundred Noted Men and Women of the Screen 1920 pg. 174
  2. ^ Thompson, Frank. The Star Film Ranch: Texas' First Picture Show. Republic of Texas Press, 1996.

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