Valentine Grant

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Valentine Grant
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Grant in 1916
Born(1881-02-14)February 14, 1881
DiedMarch 12, 1949(1949-03-12) (aged 68)

Valentine Grant (February 14, 1881 in Frankfort, Indiana – March 12, 1949 in Dana Point, California) was an American silent film actress.


Grant was a singer who studied music in New York, hoping to sing grand opera. She performed musically on a tour of the western United States until health problems forced her to cease singing.[1]

Grant became the companion of film director Sidney Olcott who cast her in his 1915 production of Nan O' the Backwoods. She had been part of the crew that went to film in Ireland, films released in 1915 she starred in All For Old Ireland, Bold Emmett, Ireland's Martyr and The Irish in America.

Valentine with Jack J. Clark (left) and Sidney Olcott in The Innocent Lie (1916)

Grant also appeared in several films for other companies such as Lubin Studios in Philadelphia and for Famous Players-Lasky.[citation needed] In 1914, she married Olcott, with whom she would remain for the rest of her life,[2] and after he left Kalem she performed in a few films for his production company before retiring in 1918.

Grant died in 1949 a few months before her husband. She is buried in Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory, San Diego CA.[3][better source needed]


The Daughter of MacGregor (1916)


  1. ^ "Valentine Grant". Deseret News. Utah, Salt Lake City. September 23, 1916. p. 21. Retrieved February 10, 2020 – via
  2. ^ Foster, Charles (2016). Canadians in Golden Age Hollywood 2-Book Bundle: Once Upon a Time in Paradise / Stardust and Shadows. Canada, Ontario, Toronto: Dundurn. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
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