Clara Kimball Young

Clara Kimball Young

Born Sep 6, 1890

Clara Kimball Young was an American film actress, who was highly regarded and publicly popular in the early silent film era.

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1890 Birth Born on September 6, 1890.


1912 21 Years Old Early in her career she met and married a fellow stock company and known Broadway actor named James Young. Young's previous wife had been the songwriter/lyricist Rida Johnson Young. After sending a photograph to Vitagraph Studios, Clara Kimball Young, as she was then known, and her husband were both offered yearly contracts in 1912. … Read More
1913 22 Years Old By 1913 she had become one of the most popular leading ladies at Vitagraph and placed at number seventeen in a public popularity poll. … Read More
1914 23 Years Old In 1914 Vitagraph released the drama My Official Wife which starred Young as a Russian revolutionary and was directed by her husband James Young and co-starred the popular leading man Earle Williams. … Read More
1915 24 Years Old After a string of successful roles, Young was firmly established as one of the chief attractions of World Film Corporation and her husband James was now a much sought-after director. By 1915 Young's popularity was rivalling that of other early luminary actresses of the era: Mary Pickford, Dorothy and Lillian Gish, Pearl White, Edna Purviance, and Mabel Normand.
1916 25 Years Old She became involved in a much publicized affair with Selznick, culminating in a 1916 divorce suit brought about by Young, charging his wife with alienation of affection. … Read More
1917 26 Years Old In 1917 Kimball Young became involved in an affair with Harry Garson, with whom she then teamed up with in a business venture. … Read More


1925 34 Years Old She began suffering a series of press attacks for her business dealings and personal relationship with Garson. By 1925, her stardom began to fade and she made her last silent film Lying Wives.
1928 37 Years Old Kimball Young spent the remainder of the 1920s performing in vaudeville, and in 1928 quietly married Dr. Arthur Fauman. … Read More


1941 50 Years Old She quietly retired from her acting career in 1941.


1960 70 Years Old Clara Kimball Young died of a stroke at the Motion Picture House on October 15, 1960, aged 70, in Woodland Hills, California and was interred at the Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. … Read More
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