Carrie Daumery

Carrie Daumery (25 March 1863 1 July 1938) was a Belgian-born American film actress.[1] She appeared in 63 films between 1908 and 1937.

Carrie Daumery
Daumery in The Conquering Power (1921)
Born(1863-03-25)25 March 1863
Brussels, Belgium
Died1 July 1938(1938-07-01) (aged 75)
Years active1908-1937

Personal life

Daumery was the sister of violinist Eugène Ysaÿe.[2] She was also the widow of Belgian pianist Ysaye Daumery[3] and the mother of film director John Daumery.

Daumery and her husband were traveling in Switzerland when World War I began; when they returned to Belgium, they discovered German soldiers occupying their home. Subsequently, their son fought in the war, and her husband's health failed. When the war ended, Daumery's husband was dead, and her son was recovering from poison gas and wounds.[1]

Daumery died in Los Angeles, California.


Daumery began acting on stage at age 17 in roles that she described to a reporter as "artistic".[1] Later she went to Hollywood, where she became "one of the best-known extras in the screen colony".[4] She eventually progressed from being an extra to work as a stock actress at Warner Brothers studio.[5]

Selected filmography


  1. Glass, Madeline (February 1928). "Carrie+Daumery" "No, She's Not an Exiled Countess". Picture-Play. XXVII (6): 90, 106. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  2. "Dramatic Artist Guest at Ratekin Home". Covina Argus. California, Covina. 3 October 1930. p. 2. Retrieved 14 April 2018 via
  3. Carroll, Harrison (6 August 1938). "Behind the Scenes in Hollywood". The Daily Journal. New Jersey, Vineland. King Features Syndicate, Inc. p. 4. Retrieved 14 April 2018 via
  4. "Mme. Carrie Daumery, Film Extra, Erects Bench as Memorial to Son". The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, the Evening News. Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre. 7 July 1937. p. 7. Retrieved 14 April 2018 via
  5. "Fond Mother Proposes 4-Year-Old Son Play Lead In 'Golden Boy' (Title Refers To a Pug!)". The Pittsburgh Press. Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh. 11 August 1938. p. 11. Retrieved 14 April 2018 via
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