Claire McDowell

Claire McDowell

  • Born on
    • November 2nd, 1877
  • Died on
    • October 23rd, 1966
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Claire McDowell (2 November 1877 – 23 October 1966) was an American actress. She appeared in 360 films between 1908 and 1945. Still somewhat of a youthful beauty when she started in early silent films, McDowell appeared in numerous films, eventually graduating to playing character and mother types. She can be seen to good advantage in Douglas Fairbanks's 1920 The Mark of Zorro. McDowell appeared in two of the biggest films of the silent era, The Big Parade (1925) and Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925), both in which she played mothers. She was married to silent screen character actor Charles Hill Mailes from 1906 to his 1937 death. The couple appeared in numerous silent films together, including The Mark of Zorro. They had two sons, Robert Mailes and Eugene Mailes. Claire McDowell died, aged 88, in Hollywood, California.

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Acting (30 Credits)

1945Adventure as Woman in Library (uncredited)
1944Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble as Dr. Standish's Servant (uncredited)
1943Hangmen Also Die! as Counterwoman (uncredited)
1943Presenting Lily Mars as Dowager
1943This Land Is Mine as Woman in Bathroom
1943Du Barry Was a Lady as Subway Passenger
1940Young Tom Edison as Woman at Station
1939Miracles for Sale as Jack of Diamonds Woman
1939Idiot's Delight as Crying Mother
1938Test Pilot as Funeral Home Associate (uncredited)
1938Boys Town as Nun (uncredited)
1936Small Town Girl as Woman in Bed (uncredited)
1935Murder by Television as Mrs. Houghland
1934British Agent as Woman Saying 'Lenin will Live' (uncredited)
1934It Happened One Night as Mother on Bus (uncredited)
1934Imitation of Life as Teacher Outside Classroom (uncredited)
1933Wild Boys of the Road as Mrs. Smith
1933The Working Man as Benjamin's Secretary
1932Lawyer Man as Gilmurry's Secretary (uncredited)
1932Union Depot as Little Boy's Mother (uncredited)
1931An American Tragedy as Mrs. Samuel Griffiths
1930Redemption as Anna Pavlovna
1930The Big House as Mrs. Marlowe
1925The Big Parade as Mrs. Apperson
1925Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ as Princess of Hur
1920The Mark of Zorro as Dona Catalina Pulido
1920Something to Think About as Housekeeper
1919Heart o' the Hills as Martha Hawn
1912The New York Hat as The Main Gossip
1911His Trust: The Faithful Devotion and Self-Sacrifice of an Old Negro Servant as Col. Frazier's wife

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