Ethel Clayton

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 40
From Wikipedia Ethel Clayton (November 8, 1882 — June 6, 1966) was an American actress of the silent film era. Clayton's screen debut came in 1909, in a short called Justified. She jockeyed her early film appearances with a burgeoning stage career. Her pretty blond looks were reminiscent of the famous Gibson Girl drawings by Charles Dana Gibson. read more

From Wikipedia Ethel Clayton (November 8, 1882 — June 6, 1966) was an American actress of the silent film era. Clayton's screen debut came in 1909, in a short called Justified. She jockeyed her early film appearances with a burgeoning stage career. Her pretty blond looks were reminiscent of the famous Gibson Girl drawings by Charles Dana Gibson. On the stage she appeared mainly in musicals or musical reviews such as The Ziegfeld Follies of 1911. These musical appearances indicate a singing talent Clayton may have possessed but went unused in her many silent screen performances. In 1912 she appeared in "The Country Boy" on stage at the Lyceum Theatre in Rochester New York and made her feature length film debut in For the Love of a Girl. The film was directed by Barry O'Neil. She was cast with Harry Myers, Charles Arthur, and Peter Lang. She was also directed by William Demille, Robert G. Vignola, George Melford, Donald Crisp, Dallas M. Fitzgerald, and Clifford Sanforth. Like many silent film actors Clayton's career was hurt by the coming of sound to motion pictures. She continued her career in small parts in movies until she retired in 1948. Her screen credits number more than 180. Clayton was first married to actor-director Joseph Kaufman until his death in 1918 in the Spanish Influenza epidemic. She later married silent film actor and former star Ian Keith twice and they divorced twice. In both cases Clayton cited cruelty and excessive drinking. Clayton and Keith were first married in Minneapolis in 1928 and first separated on January 13, 1931. Ethel Clayton died on June 6, 1966 at St. John's Hospital in Oxnard, California, aged 83. She was buried at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura, California. For her contributions to the motion picture industry, Ethel Clayton has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Born

Wednesday, 08 November 1882

Died

Saturday, 11 June 1966

Actress Filmography

The Perils of Pauline Lady Montague in Show 1947
Henry Aldrich's Little Secret Minor Role 1944
True to Life Bit Role 1943
Mardi Gras Mardi Gras Woman 1943
Dixie Woman 1943
Lady Bodyguard Woman 1943
Lucky Jordan Minor Role 1942
The Major and the Minor Cadet Ball Guest 1942
Beyond the Blue Horizon Guest at Chase's Residence 1942
New York Town Minor Role 1941
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Actress Filmography

The Perils of Pauline Lady Montague in Show 1947
Henry Aldrich's Little Secret Minor Role 1944
True to Life Bit Role 1943
Mardi Gras Mardi Gras Woman 1943
Dixie Woman 1943
Lady Bodyguard Woman 1943
Lucky Jordan Minor Role 1942
The Major and the Minor Cadet Ball Guest 1942
Beyond the Blue Horizon Guest at Chase's Residence 1942
New York Town Minor Role 1941
West Point Widow Nurse 1941
Love Thy Neighbor Minor Role 1940
Geronimo Settler 1939
I'm from Missouri Bit 1939
King of Chinatown Nightclub Patron 1939
The Sap Takes a Wrap Mrs. Wallace 1939
Cafe Society Woman 1939
St. Louis Blues Dancer 1939
Boy Trouble Small Town Woman 1939
Paris Honeymoon Undetermined Role 1939
Ambush Bank Customer 1939
Tom Sawyer, Detective Bit 1938
Artists and Models Abroad Woman 1938
Ride a Crooked Mile Prison Visitor 1938
Say It in French Bit Part 1938
If I Were King Old Woman 1938
Men with Wings Woman 1938
The Arkansas Traveler Townswoman 1938
Sing, You Sinners Minor Role 1938
You and Me Employment Agency Clerk 1938
Cocoanut Grove Undetermined Role 1938
Bulldog Drummond's Peril Minor Role 1938
The Big Broadcast of 1938 Woman 1938
Scandal Street Bit Role 1938
The Buccaneer Woman Selecting Perfumes 1938
Bulldog Drummond's Revenge Minor Role 1938
Wells Fargo Pioneer Woman 1937
Hold 'Em Navy Girl 1937
Partners in Crime Minor Role 1937
Souls at Sea Passenger 1937
Artist and Models Seamtress 1937
Exclusive Matron 1937
Easy Living Undetermined Secondary Role 1937
Turn Off the Moon Lady 1937
Make Way for Tomorrow Customer 1937
King of Gamblers Matron 1937
Waikiki Wedding Tourist 1937
Rich Relations Mrs. Blair 1937
The Accusing Finger Undetermined Role 1936
Easy to Take Relative 1936
Hollywood Boulevard Ethel Clayton 1936
Let's Fall in Love Star 1933
The Whispering Shadow The Countess Helen [Chs. 5-8] 1933
Private Jones Mrs. Winthrop 1933
Secrets Audrey Carlton 1933
The Crooked Circle Yvonne 1932
Thrill of Youth Alice Fenwick 1932
Hotel Continental Mrs. Underwood 1932
The House That Shadows Built (archive footage) 1931
Mother Machree Undetermined Role 1927
Risky Business Mrs. Stoughton 1926
Lightnin' Margaret Davis 1925
The 13th Commandment Daphne Kip 1920
The Web of Desire Grace Miller 1917
A Woman's Way Marion Livingston 1916
His Brother's Wife Helen Barton 1916
The Lion and the Mouse Shirley Rossmore / Sarah Green 1914
When the Earth Trembled Dora Sims 1913
Just Maine Folks Ethel Walters / Ethel 1912
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