Corinne Griffith
Actress, film producer, author
Corinne Griffith
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.
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Debbie Reynolds on TCM: THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, THE SINGING NUN - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... there's much to enjoy in Singin' in the Rain, including Reynolds and Donald O'Connor's performances, several great songs from the 1920s, and Jean Hagen's high-pitched mix of Norma Talmadge, (the British) Mabel Poulton, and Corinne Griffith
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Sports of The Times; Redskins Get Thumbs Up From Snyder
NYTimes - over 16 years
THE way Daniel Snyder peered down from the Redskin owner's suite at Giants Stadium last night, you expected him to give a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down, the way Roman emperors did in the Coliseum when they pardoned or condemned a gladiator. And after an embarrassing thumbs-down loss to the Cowboys last Monday night, the Redskins earned a thumbs-up
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Where Raunch Met Excess; Demise of Art Deco Temple of Less-Than-High Art
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At the Rialto Theater, ''Romper Room'' and ''Liquid Lips'' were neighbors. No other building so jauntily symbolized the bewildering confluence in Times Square of showmen, con men, impresarios, prelates and hustlers than the Jazz Age jewel box called the Rialto, at ground zero, Broadway and 42d Street. Like the square itself, the Rialto catered to
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THEATER REVIEW; A Season of Horton Foote Begins
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"Talking Pictures," like many of Horton Foote's plays, is set in Harrison, Tex., a hamlet where yes is pronounced "yea-yus," a mixed marriage is one between a Baptist and a Methodist, and going to the movies is considered in some quarters a risky moral undertaking. The year is 1929, and Myra Tolliver, a grass widow with a 14-year-old son to raise,
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Philip W. Pillsbury, former president and chairman of the Pillsbury Company, who helped transform the Minneapolis grain milling company co- founded by his grandfather into one of the largest diversified food products concerns, died of cancer at the Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis Thursday. He was 81 years old and lived in Wayzata, a
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Corinne Griffith
  • 1979
    Age 84
    On July 13, 1979, Griffith died of heart failure in Santa Monica, California, aged 84.
    More Details Hide Details For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Corinne Griffith has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street. Notes Bibliography
  • 1974
    Age 79
    In 1974, Adele Whitely Fletcher, editor of Photoplay, said Griffith was still claiming that she was her own younger sister.
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  • 1966
    Age 71
    In 1966, within a few days, she married and divorced her fourth husband, Broadway actor Danny Scholl (Call Me Mister).
    More Details Hide Details Scholl was 45, more than 25 years Griffith's junior. In court she testified that she was not Corinne Griffith. She claimed that she was the actress's younger (by twenty years) sister who had taken her place upon the famous sister's death. Contradicting testimony by actresses Betty Blythe and Claire Windsor, who had both known her since the 1920s, did not shake her story.
  • 1963
    Age 68
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Her actual family names were used in the film. Her ventures into real estate were particularly successful (at one point she owned four different major office buildings in Los Angeles, each of them named after her). Griffith was a member of the Christian Science religion. While married to Washington Redskins owner George Preston Marshall, she introduced NFL Commissioner Bert Bell to his future wife. She also introduced Curly Lambeau to his second and third wives. All were old friends from her film career. She was a California Republican Committee Woman and an early advocate for the career of Richard Nixon. She was also an old friend of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. She was the long time consort to Curly Lambeau, who recommended various methods for operating a pro football team. Lambeau recommended Sammy Baugh as quarterback and the T formation. She later arranged for her husband to hire Lambeau as coach.
  • 1962
    Age 67
    She returned to the screen in 1962 in the low-budget melodrama Paradise Alley, which received scant release.
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  • 1930
    Age 35
    After appearing in one more Hollywood picture, Back Pay in 1930 and a British film Lily Christine in 1932, she retired from acting.
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    Griffith's first sound film, Lilies of the Field, was released in 1930.
    More Details Hide Details Griffith's voice did not record well (The New York Times stated that she "talked through her nose"), and the film was a box office flop.
  • 1929
    Age 34
    The next year, in 1929, Griffith received an Academy Award nomination for her role in The Divine Lady.
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  • 1928
    Age 33
    In 1928, she had the starring role in The Garden of Eden.
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  • 1920
    Age 25
    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.
    More Details Hide Details During her marriage to Marshall, she composed the lyrics to the Redskins fight song "Hail to the Redskins" which became one of the most famous football anthems.
  • 1916
    Age 21
    Griffith began her screen career at the Vitagraph Studios in 1916.
    More Details Hide Details She later moved to First National, where she became one of their most popular stars.
  • 1894
    Born on November 21, 1894.
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