Mabel Taliaferro

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Mabel Taliaferro
Mabel Taliaferro 1916.png
Born Maybelle Evelyn Taliaferro
(1887-05-21)May 21, 1887
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died January 24, 1979(1979-01-24) (aged 91)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Other names Nell
Occupation Actress
Years active 1899–1956
Spouse(s)
  • 1.Frederick W. Thompson(December 1, 1906 - December 1911)[1][2]
    *2.Thomas Carrigan (1 child) [3]
    *3.Joseph O'Brien [4]
    *4.Robert Ober
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The Dawn of Love (1916)

Mabel "Nell" Taliaferro (May 21, 1887 – January 24, 1979) was an American stage, and a silent screen actress, known as the Sweetheart of American Movies. Taliaferro was descended on her father's side from one of the early families who settled in Virginia in the 17th century, the Taliaferros, whose roots are in northern Italy.

Born as Maybelle Evelyn Taliaferro in New York City and raised in Richmond, Virginia, in 1912 her career began with the Selig Studios film version of Cinderella co-starring her then husband Thomas Carrigan.[5] She continued performing in films through her retirement in 1921. In 1940, she appeared in her final picture, My Love Came Back. Taliaferro was a sister of film and stage actress Edith Taliaferro and the cousin of actress Bessie Barriscale. Her first husband was amusement park designer and manager Frederic Thompson.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Stageplay[edit]

  • Springtime Folly (1951)
  • Bloomer Girl (1946)
  • Victory Belles (1944)
  • George Washington Slept Here (1941)
  • Back Fire (1932)
  • The Piper (1920)
  • Luck in Pawn (1919)
  • Young Wisdom (1914)
  • The Call of the Cricket (1910)
  • Springtime (1909)
  • Polly of the Circus (1908)
  • Pippa Passes (1906)
  • You Never Can Tell (1905)
  • Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1905)
  • The Land of Heart's Desire (1903)
  • The Consul (1903)
  • The Little Princess (1903)
  • An American Invasion (1902)
  • The Price of Peace (1901)
  • Lost River (1900)
  • Children of the Ghetto (1899)

TV[edit]

  • The De Santre Story (1956)
  • The Hat from Hangtown (1952)
  • Mistress Sims Inherits (1949)
  • You Can't Take It with You (1945)

References[edit]

  1. ^ New York Times FRED THOMPSON MARRIES.;Head of Thompson & Dundy Weds Miss Mabel Taliaferro ...Saturday December 1, 1906
  2. ^ New York Times MABEL TALIAFERRO SUES.;Charges Her Husband, Fred Thompson, with Cruelty in Divorce Action
  3. ^ New York Times MABEL TALIAFERRO A BRIDE.;Actress Married to Tom Carrigan, Her Leading Man ...Thursday July 10, 1913
  4. ^ New York Times ACTRESS'S BABY WANDERS.; Mabel Taliaferro's Child is Found in a Wood ... Thursday January 6, 1921
  5. ^ Pictorial History of the Silent Screen by Daniel Blum c. 1953 page 25
  6. ^ New York Star (October 3, 1908) Vol.1 No.1
  • New York Times MABEL TALIAFERRO HURT IN CAR CRASH;Badly Cut on Arm and Bruised When Brougham is Wrecked on Broadway...(Friday December 27, 1907)

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