Alice Mann

Alice Mann (October 10, 1899 – March 2, 1986) was an American silent film actress.

Alice Mann
BornOctober 10, 1899
Lewiston, Pennsylvania Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, USA
DiedMarch 2, 1986
New York, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1915-1925
Spouse(s)Sidney G. Ash (1921-1952)

Biography

Mann began her film career in late 1915 with the Lubin Manufacturing Company, appearing in six shorts before the production company ceased operations the following year. She then moved to Vitagraph Studios, appearing in ten shorts in 1916 and 1917, many with veteran vaudeville actor Jimmy Aubrey and nine of which were directed by nascent film comedian/director Larry Semon. Roscoe Arbuckle then cast her in three of his early Comique shorts (produced by Joseph M. Schenck) made with Buster Keaton. Her best-known film appearances are with Arbuckle and Keaton in Coney Island, His Wedding Night, and Oh Doctor! when she was only 17 years of age.

When the Comique production company relocated to California in late 1917, Alice remained in the New York City metro area. In addition to Lubin, Vitagraph and the Comique Comedy Paramount film unit, she also worked with New York-based McClure Productions.[1] She received top billing in the film drama The Water Lily, released by Triangle Pictures in 1919.[2] and directed by George Ridgwell. Ridgwell also directed Alice and her older sister, actress Frances (Frankie) Mann (July 3, 1892 – June 23, 1969), in Fruits of Passion (1919).[3]

Subsequent appearances include Scrambled Wives, the last movie by famed screen and stage waif Marguerite Clark. Alice Mann's film career apparently ended in 1925 and, like many early cinema actresses, she vanished into history. Only seven of her credited thirty films are known to survive. In 1921, she married Sidney G. Ash.[4][5]

Selected filmography

References

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  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-19. Retrieved 2016-04-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. https://archive.org/details/filmdailyvolume778newy/page/277. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-16. Retrieved 2016-04-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-16. Retrieved 2016-04-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

Sources

  • Young, Jr., Robert. Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle : a bio-bibliography. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1994. ISBN 0313265372
  • Nunn, William Curtis. Marguerite Clark, America's Darling of Broadway and the Silent Screen." Ft. Worth, TX: Texas Christian University Press, 1981. ISBN 978-0-912646-69-5


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