Edith Yorke

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Edith Yorke
Homespun Folks (1920) - Edith Yorke.jpg
Yorke in Homespun Folks (1920)
Born Edith Byard
(1867-12-23)23 December 1867
Derby, England, UK
Died 28 July 1934(1934-07-28) (aged 66)
Southgate, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1919–1933

Edith Yorke (23 December 1867 – 28 July 1934) was an English actress. She appeared in 65 films between 1919 and 1933.


Yorke was born in Derby as Edith Byard; her family later moved to Croydon, Surrey. Edith returned to Derby, where she taught destitute children in a local workhouse.

She married Robert Byard and emigrated with him and their children to the United States in 1902, becoming a film actress in her 50s, mainly in supporting roles. Her daughter was a film actress also, and her son became a violinist with a symphony orchestra. Yorke died in Southgate, California, aged 66.

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