July 3, 1895|
Paris, Illinois, United States
|Died||December 15, 1990
Los Angeles, California, United States
Jean Paige (July 3, 1895 – December 15, 1990) was an American film actress of the silent era.
Paige was born in Paris, Illinois and raised on her father's farm there. She developed a love for horses while living there.
Paige made twenty-one films in a career which began in 1917 and concluded in 1924. Her films include Blind Man's Holiday (1917), The Darkest Hour (1919), The Birth of a Soul (1920), Black Beauty (1921), Captain Blood (1924), and Daring Hearts (1919). She came to prominence in a Vitagraph film called Too Many Crooks (1919). As Charlotte Brown she made a star part out of a bit part. Jean never appeared on stage and had no experience in movies prior to becoming a Vitagraph leading woman. Her first screen appearance came in O.Henry features on two reels. Her role in Too Many Crooks led Vitagraph president Albert E. Smith to elevate her position at the film studio. Eventually she married Smith.
She died in Los Angeles, California in 1990.
- Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin Daily Tribune, Jean Paige, Monday, June 6, 1921, Page 13.
- Woodland, California Daily Democrat, Jean Paige, Wednesday, May 18, 1921, Page 5.
(born Lucile Beatrice O'Hair)
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