Lamar Johnstone

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Lamar Johnstone
Born 1886
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Died May 19, 1919(1919-05-19) (aged 34)
Palm Springs, California, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1911-1919
Lamar Johnstone (left) in a scene with Dorothy Gibson from the comedy, The Lucky Hold Up (1912). The film is the only one of their films to survive in the Library of Congress. It was released April 11, 1912 while Gibson was on the RMS Titanic

Lamar Johnstone (1886 – May 21, 1919) was an American silent film actor and director.


Born in Fairfax, Virginia, Johnstone starred in 82 films as an actor between 1911 and his death in 1919. He often starred alongside Dorothy Gibson, an actress who survived the sinking of the Titanic.

Johnstone also briefly flirted with directing and directed three films; one in 1913 called Truth in the Wilderness, starring Charlotte Burton, The Turning Point (1914), and The Unforgiven (1915). In the 1916 serial Secret of the Submarine, Johnstone got to fly Juanita Hansen in a Curtiss Model D pusher biplane.[1]

He died young, aged 34, on May 21, 1919 in Palm Springs, California.

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  1. ^ Pictorial History of the Silent Screen by Daniel Blum c. 1953 page 121

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