Corinne Griffith

Actress + Film Producer + Author
Born Nov 21, 1894

Corinne Mae Griffith was an American actress. Dubbed "The Orchid Lady of the Screen", she was one of the most popular film actresses of the 1920s and widely considered the most beautiful actress of the silent screen. Shortly after the advent of sound film, Griffith retired from acting and became a successful author.… Read More

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1894 Birth Born on November 21, 1894.


1916 21 Years Old Griffith began her screen career at the Vitagraph Studios in 1916. … Read More
1920 25 Years Old Griffith was married four times and produced no children but adopted two girls, Pamela and Cynthia. She married actor and frequent co-star Webster Campbell from 1920 to 1923, producer Walter Morosco from 1924 to 1934, and George Preston Marshall from 1936 to 1958. … Read More


1928 33 Years Old In 1928, she had the starring role in The Garden of Eden.
1929 34 Years Old The next year, in 1929, Griffith received an Academy Award nomination for her role in The Divine Lady.
1930 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Griffith's first sound film, Lilies of the Field, was released in 1930. … Read More


1962 67 Years Old She returned to the screen in 1962 in the low-budget melodrama Paradise Alley, which received scant release.
1963 68 Years Old Griffith was one of the few film stars to move successfully into new careers once her stardom had ended. She was an accomplished writer who published eleven books including two best sellers, My Life with the Redskins and the memoir Papa's Delicate Condition, which was made into a 1963 film starring Jackie Gleason about the Ghio and Griffin family. … Read More
1966 71 Years Old In 1966, within a few days, she married and divorced her fourth husband, Broadway actor Danny Scholl (Call Me Mister). … Read More
1974 79 Years Old In 1974, Adele Whitely Fletcher, editor of Photoplay, said Griffith was still claiming that she was her own younger sister.
1979 85 Years Old On July 13, 1979, Griffith died of heart failure in Santa Monica, California, aged 84. … Read More
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