Silent Film Stars

Sidney Smith

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Sidney Smith

Silent film comedian Sidney Smith (often billed as Sid Smith) reads the Los Angeles Evening Herald while being groomed in a shabby, run-down bathroom. He died on July 4, 1928, from ingesting poisoned alcohol during a drinking binge that had lasted several days. Apparently, Smith had attended a party at a Santa Monica beach house […]

Silent Film Stars

Dorothy Dalton – photos and quotes

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“I was born in Chicago and educated in a convent. But after graduation, I took a course at the American Conservatory, and studied dramatic art under Hart Conway. I was determined to go on with a stage career because of my encouraging success in amateur theatricals. I obtained my first professional engagement with the Virginia […]