Pauline Starke

Pauline Starke (January 10, 1901[1] – February 3, 1977) was an American silent-film actress born in Joplin, Missouri.

Pauline Starke
Starke in 1927
Born(1901-01-10)January 10, 1901
DiedFebruary 3, 1977 (aged 76)
Years active1916–1935
Spouse(s)Jack White (m.1927–div.1931)
George Sherwood (m.1935)


Starke was introduced into the film industry by a friend following the completion of her education. Selected as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1922, Starke starred in a number of films from 1916 to 1935. She made her acting debut appearing as a dance extra in D. W. Griffith's film Intolerance (1916). She continued to play bit parts until director Frank Borzage started casting her in leading roles, beginning in 1917. She scored several lead roles in films, establishing her as a prominent silent-film actress during the 1920s.

She married twice in her lifetime. She first married producer/director Jack White on September 24, 1927 and later married actor George Sherwood.

Starke died from the aftermath of a stroke on February 3, 1977 in Santa Monica, California. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6125 Hollywood Blvd, for her contributions to Motion Pictures.

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  1. Some sources say she was born in 1900.
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