Holbrook Blinn

Holbrook Blinn (January 23, 1872 June 24, 1928) was an American stage and film actor.[1]

Holbrook Blinn
Blinn in 1916
Born(1872-01-23)January 23, 1872
DiedJune 24, 1928(1928-06-24) (aged 56)
Years active1897–1927


Blinn was born in San Francisco, California. His father was Charles H. Blinn,[2] a Civil War veteran and his mother Nellie Hollbrook[3] was an actress. He appeared on the legitimate stage as a child, and played throughout the United States and in London. He appeared in silent films, and was the director of popular one-act plays at New York's Princess Theatre.

In 1900, he appeared in London in Ib and Little Christina. His Broadway stage successes include The Duchess of Dantzic (1903, as Napoleon), Salvation Nell (1908) in a breakout performance as the brutish husband of Mrs. Fiske, Within the Law (1912), Molière (1919), A Woman of No Importance (1916), The Lady of the Camellias (1917), and Getting Together (1918).

Some of his finest silent screen accomplishments are in McTeague (1916), The Bad Man (1923), Rosita (1923), Yolanda (1924), and Janice Meredith (1924), the latter two films both starring Marion Davies.


Blinn died from complications of a fall off his horse near Journey's End, his Croton-on-Hudson, New York home, and is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, New York.

Selected filmography


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  • Great Stars of the American Stage, Profile #65 by Daniel C. Blum c.1952;1954 edition 2nd printing


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