Mary Thurman

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Mary Thurman
Mary Thurman Stars of the Photoplay.jpg
Born Mary Christiansen
(1895-04-27)April 27, 1895
Richfield, Utah, U.S.
Died December 22, 1925(1925-12-22) (aged 30)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1915–1925
Portrait of Mary Thurman by Ralph Barton.

Mary Thurman (April 27, 1895 – December 22, 1925) was an American actress of the silent film era.


Born Mary Christiansen in Richfield, Utah, Thurman's film career began with roles in the comedies of Mack Sennett, as one of the Sennett Bathing Beauties, and featured appearances in Bombs! (1916) and The Fool (1925). She appeared in nearly sixty Hollywood films from 1915 up until her death in 1925, frequently in those made by Pathé Studios.

Thurman was married to Victor E. Thurman, son of Utah Supreme Court justice Samuel R. Thurman, until their divorce in 1919.


Thurman died of pneumonia in New York, New York in 1925 in Flower Hospital. She had been ill for approximately one year after making a motion picture in Florida. She was buried in Richfield, Utah.

Selected filmography[edit]


  • New York Times, "Mary Thurman Dead", December 24, 1925, Page 13.
  • Oakland, California Tribune, "From Film Fun To Film Drama", September 19, 1920, Page 53.
  • Oakland Tribune, "Cupid Captures Mary Thurman", Tuesday Evening, December 26, 1922, Page 8.

External links[edit]

Media related to Mary Thurman at Wikimedia Commons