Lydia Knott

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Lydia Knott
Lydia Knott, stage actress (SAYRE 4395).jpg
Knott in 1922
Born(1866-10-01)October 1, 1866
DiedMarch 30, 1955(1955-03-30) (aged 88)
Years active1914–1937
RelativesLambert Hillyer (son)

Lydia Knott (October 1, 1866 – March 30, 1955) was an American actress of the silent film era.[1] She appeared in more than 90 films between 1914 and 1937.


Lydia Knott in 1902.

Knott was born in Tyner, Indiana, the daughter of Lambert and Clarissa Knott. She died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles. She was the mother of director Lambert Hillyer.[2]

For years, Knott was David Higgins' leading lady. She acted in stock theater in Albany, Chicago, Cincinnati, and Toledo, among other cities. She also toured the United States in at least five productions.[3] She also acted in vaudeville.[4]

Partial filmography[edit]

Detail of ad for The Flirt, 1922


  1. ^ Kear, Lynn; King, James (October 21, 2009). Evelyn Brent: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Lady Crook. McFarland. ISBN 9780786454686 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Ransbottom, Virginia (January 27, 2011). "Silent movie features a Tyner native". The South Bend Tribune. Indiana, South Bend. p. E 5. Retrieved January 29, 2020 – via
  3. ^ "Lydia Knott Coming Here". The South Bend Tribune. Indiana, South Bend. August 9, 1913. p. 8. Retrieved January 29, 2020 – via
  4. ^ "Vaudeville at Maryland". The Baltimore Sun. Maryland, Baltimore. October 8, 1905. p. 14. Retrieved January 29, 2020 – via

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