Kenneth Harlan

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Kenneth Harlan
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Kenneth Harlan
Born July 26, 1895
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died March 6, 1967 (aged 71)
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Resting place
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Years active 1916 - 1963
Spouse(s) Rosemarie Gonsalves Mirjanian
(1963–1967)
Rhea Walker
(1957–1959)
Helen Stanton
(1949–1953)
Helen Spetner
(1934–1946)
Phyllis McClure
(1932–1934)
Doris Hilda Booth
(1930–1931)
Marie Prevost
(1924–1929)
Florence Hart
(1920–1922)
Relatives Otis Harlan (uncle)

Kenneth Harlan (July 26, 1895 – March 6, 1967) was an American leading man of the silent film era, playing mostly romantic leads or adventurer types.

Career[edit]

A graduate from Fordham University in New York, Harlan spent much of 1916 touring with a company of dancers that headlined future Ziegfeld performer Evan-Burrows Fontaine.[1] His career spanned over 25 years and included nearly 200 features and serials, Harlan first entered the motion picture world in 1916 as the leading man under D.W. Griffith. Harlan later played with Constance Talmadge, Lois Weber, Mary Pickford, Katherine MacDonald, Anna May Wong, and others. Harlan was skilled at drama and comedy, and made several western movies.

He made a smooth transition to talkies, even singing in a few films, but his film roles remained minor throughout his later career. Harlan worked until the 1940s and retired in 1943.

Family[edit]

Harlan was married eight times, including a marriage to silent screen star Marie Prevost. He was the nephew of long-time actor and comedian Otis Harlan.

Filmography[edit]

  • Nearly Eighteen (1943)
  • The Masked Marvel (1943)
  • The Underdog (1943)
  • Melody Parade (1943)
  • The Law Rides Again (1943)
  • Girls in Chains (1943)
  • Daredevils of the West (1943)
  • Wild Horse Stampede (1943)
  • You Can't Beat the Law (1943)
  • Foreign Agent (1942)
  • Phantom Killer (1942)
  • Bandit Ranger (1942)
  • Deep in the Heart of Texas (1942)
  • Perils of the Royal Mounted (1942)
  • The Corpse Vanishes (1942)
  • The Dawn Express (1942)
  • Klondike Fury (1942)
  • Black Dragons (1942)
  • Sleepytime Gal (1942)
  • Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. (1941)
  • Fighting Bill Fargo (1941)
  • Dangerous Lady (1941)
  • King of Dodge City (1941)
  • Wide Open Town (1941)
  • Bullets for O'Hara (1941)
  • Desperate Cargo (1941)
  • Paper Bullets (1941)
  • Secret Evidence (1941)
  • Pride of the Bowery (1940)
  • Mysterious Doctor Satan (1940)
  • A Little Bit of Heaven (1940)
  • Prairie Schooners (1940)
  • Doomed to Die (1940)
  • Murder in the Air (1940)
  • Santa Fe Marshal (1940)
  • Heroes in Blue (1939)
  • Dick Tracy's G-Men (1939)
  • Range War (1939)
  • Port of Hate (1939)
  • On Trial (1939)
  • Sunset Trail (1939)
  • The Duke of West Point (1938)
  • The Little Adventuress (1938)
  • The Headleys at Home (1938)
  • Law of the Texan (1938)
  • The Wages of Sin (1938)
  • Pride of the West (1938)
  • Held for Ransom (1938)
  • Whirlwind Horseman (1938)
  • Under Western Stars (1938)
  • Accidents Will Happen (1938)
  • Blondes at Work (1938)
  • Swing It, Sailor! (1938)
  • Saleslady (1938)
  • Wallaby Jim of the Islands (1937)
  • The Mysterious Pilot (1937)
  • The Shadow Strikes (1937)
  • Renfrew of the Royal Mounted (1937)
  • Wine, Women and Horses (1937)
  • Paradise Isle (1937)
  • Blazing Sixes (1937)
  • Gunsmoke Ranch (1937)
  • Marked Woman (1937)
  • A Million to One (1937)
  • Penrod and Sam (1937)
  • Trail Dust (1936)
  • Flying Hostess (1936)
  • Hideaway Girl (1936)
  • They Met in a Taxi (1936)
  • The Case of the Velvet Claws (1936)
  • China Clipper (1936)
  • Public Enemy's Wife (1936)
  • San Francisco (1936)
  • The Walking Dead (1936)
  • Song of the Saddle (1936)
  • Movie Maniacs (1936)
  • Man Hunt (1936)
  • Cappy Ricks Returns (1935)
  • Wanderer of the Wasteland (1935)
  • The Widow in Scarlet (1932)
  • The Shadow of the Eagle (1932)
  • Danger Island (1931)
  • Air Police (1931)
  • Finger Prints (1931)
  • Women Men Marry (1931)
  • Under Montana Skies (1930)
  • Paradise Island (1930)
  • Man, Woman and Wife (1929)
  • United States Smith (1928)
  • Midnight Rose (1928)
  • Code of the Air (1928)
  • Willful Youth (1927)
  • Streets of Shanghai (1927)
  • Cheating Cheaters (1927)
  • Stage Kisses (1927)
  • Easy Pickings (1927)
  • Twinkletoes (1926)
  • The Ice Flood (1926)
  • The Sap (1926)
  • The King of the Turf (1926)
  • The Fighting Edge (1926)
  • The Golden Strain (1925)
  • Bobbed Hair (1925)
  • Ranger of the Big Pines (1925)
  • The Marriage Whirl (1925)
  • Drusilla with a Million (1925)
  • The Crowded Hour (1925)
  • The Re-Creation of Brian Kent (1925)
  • Two Shall Be Born (1924)
  • On the Stroke of Three (1924)
  • For Another Woman (1924)
  • Soiled (1924)
  • White Man (1924)
  • Butterfly (1924)
  • The Man Without a Heart (1924)
  • The Virgin (1924)
  • Poisoned Paradise (1924)
  • April Showers (1923)
  • The Virginian (1923)
  • The Broken Wing (1923)
  • A Man's Man (1923) (*see 1918 film with this title)
  • East Side - West Side (1923)
  • Temporary Marriage (1923)
  • Little Church Around the Corner (1923)
  • The Girl Who Came Back (1923)
  • The Beautiful and Damned (1922)
  • Thorns and Orange Blossoms (1922)
  • The Toll of the Sea (1922)
  • The World's a Stage (1922)
  • The Married Flapper (1922)
  • I Am the Law (1922)
  • The Primitive Lover (1922)
  • Polly of the Follies (1922)
  • Received Payment (1922)
  • Dawn of the East (1921)
  • Woman's Place (1921)
  • The Barricade (1921)
  • Nobody (1921)
  • Lessons in Love (1921)
  • Mama's Affair (1921)
  • Dangerous Business (1920)
  • Love, Honor and Obey (1920)
  • The Penalty (1920/I)
  • Going Some (1920)
  • Dollars and Sense (1920)
  • The Turning Point (1920)
  • The Trembling Hour (1919)
  • The Hoodlum (1919)
  • The Microbe (1919)
  • The Law That Divides (1918)
  • Her Body in Bond (1918)
  • Midnight Madness (1918)
  • A Model's Confession (1918)
  • The Marriage Lie (1918)
  • The Wine Girl (1918)
  • The Wife He Bought (1918)
  • My Unmarried Wife (1918)
  • A Man's Man (1918)
  • The Lash of Power (1917)
  • The Price of a Good Time (1917)
  • The Flame of the Yukon (1917)
  • Cheerful Givers (1917)
  • Betsy's Burglar (1917)
Kenneth Harlan and Jewel Carmen in Nobody (1921)

Death[edit]

Harlan died from an aneurysm in Sacramento, California and is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Lincoln (Nebraska) Daily Star – Nov. 25, 1916

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