Ethlyne Clair

Born Ethlyne Williamson,[1] Ethlyne Clair (23 November 1904 27 February 1996) was an American actress. She was born in Talladega, Alabama. A former New York art student,[2] she appeared mostly in silent film, including several Westerns where she played the love interest to Hoot Gibson.[3] She was succeeded by Derelys Perdue in the Newlyweds film series, in which she appeared in 1927 and 1928. She appeared in the serials The Vanishing Rider (1928) and Queen of the Northwoods (1929). She was a WAMPAS Baby Stars alumna, 1929.

Ethlyne Clair
Clair, c. 1928
Ethlyne Williamson

(1904-11-23)November 23, 1904
DiedFebruary 27, 1996(1996-02-27) (aged 91)
Spouse(s)Richard Lonsdale Hinshaw (1928-1930) (divorced)
Em Westmore (1930-1937) (divorced)
Merle Arthur Frost Jr. (1939-?)
Children5 (2 daughters, 3 sons)

Selected filmography


  2. "Movie Sidelights". The Washington Post. August 7, 1927. p. A3. Ethlyne Clair...was studying art in New York when Hollywood called her.
  3. "Ethlyne Clair Film Actress, 91". The New York Times. March 4, 1996. p. D10. Ms. Clair was popular in movie westerns in the 1920s...She made three films with Hoot Gibson, whom she later called her favorite actor.

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