Pauline Starke

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Pauline Starke
Starke in 1927
Born (1901-01-10)January 10, 1901
Joplin, Missouri U.S.
Died February 3, 1977(1977-02-03) (aged 76)
Santa Monica, California U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1916–1935
Spouse(s) Jack White (1927–1937)
George Sherwood (?–1977) (her death)

Pauline Starke (January 10, 1901[1] – February 3, 1977) was an American silent-film actress born in Joplin, Missouri.


Starke was introduced into the film industry by a friend following the completion of her education. Selected as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1922, Starke starred in a number of films from 1916 to 1935. She made her acting debut appearing as a dance extra in D.W. Griffith's film Intolerance (1916). She continued to play bit parts until director Frank Borzage started casting her in leading roles, beginning in 1917. She scored several lead roles in films, establishing her as a prominent silent-film actress during the 1920s.

She married twice in her lifetime. She first married producer/director Jack White in 1927 and later married actor George Sherwood.

She died from the aftermath of a stroke on February 3, 1977 in Santa Monica, California. Pauline Starke has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6125 Hollywood Blvd, for her contributions to Motion Pictures.

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  1. ^ Some sources say she was born in 1900.

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