November 23, 1904
Talladega, Alabama, U.S.
|Died||February 27, 1996 (aged 91)|
|Spouse(s)||Richard Lonsdale Hinshaw (1928-1930) (divorced) |
Em Westmore (1930-1937) (divorced)
Merle Arthur Frost Jr. (1939-?)
|Children||5 (2 daughters, 3 sons)|
Clair was born in Talladega, Alabama. A former New York art student, she appeared mostly in silent film, including three Westerns where she played the love interest to Hoot Gibson. She was succeeded by Derelys Perdue in the Newlyweds film series, in which she appeared in 1927 and 1928. She appeared in the serials The Vanishing Rider (1928) and Queen of the Northwoods (1929). She was a WAMPAS Baby Star in 1929.
Clair was married to Richard Lansdale Hanshaw, an agent and producer; Ern Westmore, a studio makeup artist; and Merle Arthur Frost Jr, an automobile dealer.
- Sandra (1924)
- Chickie (1925)
- The Hero on Horseback (1927)
- Riding for Fame (1928)
- Wild Blood (1928)
- Hey Rube! (1928)
- From Headquarters (1929)
- The Pride of Pawnee (1929)
- "Movie Sidelights". The Washington Post. August 7, 1927. p. A3.
Ethlyne Clair...was studying art in New York when Hollywood called her.
- "Ethlyne Clair Film Actress, 91". The New York Times. Associated Press. March 4, 1996. p. D 10. ProQuest 109574549. Retrieved November 28, 2020 – via ProQuest.
Ms. Clair was popular in movie westerns in the 1920s...She made three films with Hoot Gibson, whom she later called her favorite actor.
- Oliver, Myrna (February 29, 1996). "Ethlyne Clair; Starred in Silent Comedies, Westerns and Serials". The Los Angeles Times. p. 16. Retrieved November 28, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.