Sylvia Ashton

Sylvia Ashton (January 26, 1880 November 17, 1940) was an American film actress of the silent film era.

Sylvia Ashton
Who's Who in the Film World, 1914
Born(1880-01-26)January 26, 1880
Denver, Colorado, United States
DiedNovember 17, 1940(1940-11-17) (aged 60)
Years active1912–1929

Ashton was born in Denver, Colorado. She bore a heavyset resemblance to Jane Darwell and like Darwell was playing mother and grandmother roles, though more famously than Darwell in the silents, while still in her 30s and 40s.[1] For years she was a regular member of Cecil B. DeMille's troupe of character actors. She appeared in 134 films between 1912 and 1929.[2] She retired from movies almost immediately at the dawn of sound, one of her later films being the part-sound film The Barker (1928). She died in Los Angeles, California.

Partial filmography


  1. "Sylvia Ashton, VGuide". Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  2. Sylvia Ashton - IMDb
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