Milla Davenport

Milla Davenport (February 4, 1871 – May 17, 1936) was a stage and film actress, born in Zurich, Switzerland. Davenport was educated in Switzerland. Davenport appeared with her husband, actor Harry J. Davenport's(not the more famous Harry Davenport) repertory company for fifteen years.[1][2] Davenport began her career in motion pictures in the silent film Trapping the Bachelor (1916). She was in Daddy-Long-Legs (1919) with Mary Pickford, The Brat (1919) with Nazimova, Sins of the Fathers (1928) with Emil Jannings, and The Wedding Night (1935). Davenport continued to make movies well into the sound film era. Her last film credits are for roles in The Defense Rests (1934), Here Comes Cookie (1935), and an uncredited part in Human Cargo (1936).[1][2]

Milla Davenport
Davenport and Thomas Jefferson in Rip Van Winkle (1921)
Born(1871-02-04)February 4, 1871
DiedMay 17, 1936(1936-05-17) (aged 65)

Davenport died in Los Angeles, California in 1936, aged 65. She was buried in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.[1][2]

Partial filmography


  1. "Mrs. Milla Davenport". Los Angeles Times. May 19, 1936. pp. A20.
  2. "Milla Davenport". The New York Times. May 19, 1936. p. 23.
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