lundi 3 novembre 2008

Edith Storey Herbert Blache


Edith Storey

Born Edith Storey
March 18, 1892(1892-03-18)
New York, New York, USA
Died October 9, 1967 (aged 75)
Northport, New York, USA
Years active 1908 – 1921

Edith Storey (March 18, 1892 – October 9, 1967) was an American actress during the silent film era, and whose brother, Richard Storey, also had a brief and much less successful film acting career, with him appearing in only four films. She worked for New York-based Vitagraph Studios and appeared in nearly 150 films between 1908 to 1921, including the 1914 films A Florida Enchantment and The Christian.

Born and raised in New York City, Storey began her film acting career with the 1908 film Francesca di Rimini, also called The Two Brothers. She would have two film roles in 1908, and a total of seventy five by 1913. She would appear in another seventy one films from 1913 to 1921, almost all of which were what are considered film shorts. In 1921, at the age of only 29, she retired.

She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in the film industry at 1523 Vine Street. She was residing in Northport, Long Island, New York at the time of her death on October 9th, 1967.

Selected filmography

* Revenge (1918)
* The Eyes of Mystery (1918)
* The Legion of Death (1918)
* A Florida Enchantment (1914)
* Captain Alvarez (1914)
* Never Again (1912)
* The Immortal Alamo (1911)
* A Tale of Two Cities (1911)
* Oliver Twist (1909)

Actress. She was a child actress on the stage who entered films in the early 1910s, becoming soon one of the most celebrated actresses on the American silent screen. She appeared in over one-hundred films within a ten-year period, winning renown for her athleticism and her versatility in a wide range of works that brought her continued acclaim for her acting ability. She is fondly remembered as 'Esmeralda' in "The Heart of Esmeralda"(1912), as 'Miss Lillian Travers' in "A Florida Enchantment" (1914) and as 'Margaret Elkins' in "Treasure of the Sea"(1918). During Wolrd War I she drove a war ambulance in the streets of New York, and when the influenza epidemic hit the metropolis, she took the "night nurse shift" in the crowded New York hospitals. Edith Storey had a difficult time in reestablishing her career after the war, making three more films in the early 1920s, and then in 1921 at the age of 29 she retired from the movie business.