Jeanne Carpenter

Theo-Alice Jeanne Carpenter (February 1, 1916 – January 5, 1994) was an American child actress of the silent era.[1][2]

Jeanne Carpenter
Lantern slide with Jeanne Carpenter and Clara Kimball Young in What No Man Knows (1921)
Theo-Alice Jeanne Carpenter

(1916-02-01)February 1, 1916
DiedJanuary 5, 1994(1994-01-05) (aged 77)
Years active1919-1945
Spouse(s)Robert Drysdale (1937 - 1947)
Robert Alvin Grimes (July 13, 1949 - January 5, 1994)


Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Carpenter started her film career at the age of three. Her fame grew in the early-1920s as she made a series of successful appearances in films such as, Helen's Babies with Baby Peggy, and The Sign of the Rose. She had occasional adult roles through 1940s, then she retired from film business. Carpenter died of emphysema in Oxnard, California.


Year Title Role Notes
1919 Daddy-Long-Legs Uncredited
Desert Gold
1920 The Luck of Geraldine Laird Child Credited as Theo-Alice Carpenter
The Courage of Marge O'Doone
The Dwelling Place of Light
Peaceful Valley Uncredited
The Way Women Love
The Adventures of Bill and Bob Alternative title: The Adventures of Bill and Bob
The Man from Nowhere Alternative title: Rider from Nowhere
1921 Fighting Fate Credited as Jean Carpenter
The Nut Cupid Telephone Operator Uncredited
Through the Back Door Jeanne (age 5)
A Kiss in Time
The Stampede Mary, Wagner's Little Daughter Credited as Jean Carpenter
What No Man Knows Mazie
1922 In the Name of the Law With Baseball Hall of Famer Honus Wagner to her rescue
The Sign of the Rose Dorothy Griswold
Tess of the Storm Country Uncredited
1923 Ashes of Vengeance Anne
The Midnight Alarm Susan Credited as Jean Carpenter
Why Women Remarry Mildred Talbot
1924 By Divine Right Trent Baby Alternative title: The Way Men Love
A Boy of Flanders Alios Cogez Credited as Jean Carpenter
Helen's Babies Budge Credited as Jean Carpenter
1926 Prince of Tempters Flower girl
1931 City Lights Extra in restaurant scene Uncredited
Alternative title: City Lights: A Comedy Romance in Pantomime
1937 Glamorous Night Gypsy Girl Uncredited
1945 Week-End at the Waldorf Telephone Operator Uncredited, (final film role)


  1. "THOUSAND OAKS : Plaza Plaque Keeps a Star's Name 'in Lights'" Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  2. "Ashes of Vengeance" Silent Cinema. Retrieved 2015-09-05.

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