Esther Ralston
Actress
Esther Ralston
Esther Ralston was an American actress whose greatest popularity came during the silent era.
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Lon Chaney on TCM: HE WHO GETS SLAPPED, THE UNKNOWN, THE UNHOLY THREE - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
TCM will also present the premiere of the 1922 version of Oliver Twist, directed by future Oscar winner Frank Lloyd (Cavalcade, Mutiny on the Bounty), and starring Chaney as Fagin, The Kid's Jackie Coogan as Oliver, and beautiful Esther Ralston as Rose
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The Movie Star on Orchid Road - Patch.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Esther Ralston was the beautiful blonde "American Venus" of silent films. She made her screen debut in 1916 in "Phantom Fortunes" and took several small roles until she was picked to play Mrs. Darling in the 1925 version of "Peter Pan
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Nineteeth Street Theater A Jazz Age Gem - WFMZ Allentown
Google News - almost 6 years
It featured actress Esther Ralston, described in the newspapers as a "luscious blond Venus," playing a carnival dancer and her various romantic entanglements with her fellow "carnies" But at the end the kindly preacher, Isaiah, played by actor Hobart
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FILM; The Caring, and Ambiguous, Arzner Touch
NYTimes - about 17 years
THREE days into the last century, the wife of a San Francisco cafe owner gave birth to a child who would grow up to be the lone female filmmaker of Hollywood's golden era. Dorothy Arzner will not receive a fraction of the tributes accorded that other recent centenarian, Alfred Hitchcock. But Arzner warrants a place in film history, and not simply
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - over 18 years
Although short on quality musicals, the movie line-up on television this week includes an early pulp vehicle for Joan Crawford, a lively scenic adventure and two unusual thrillers. The well-done Crawford showcase, SADIE MCKEE (1934), is about a working girl and the three men in her life: a middle-aged millionaire, played by Edward Arnold, a smooth
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Esther Ralston, 91, A Featured Actress Of Silent-Film Era
NYTimes - about 23 years
Esther Ralston, a silent-screen actress and vaudeville star who was known for a time as "the American Venus" for her starring role in the 1926 film of that name, died on Jan. 14 at her home in Ventura, Calif. She was 91. The cause was a heart attack, said Jess L. Hoaglin, a friend. Miss Ralston, who appeared in more than 150 films before and after
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Esther Ralston
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1994
    Age 91
    Esther Ralston died in Ventura, California on January 14, 1994 of a heart attack.
    More Details Hide Details She was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (6664 Hollywood Boulevard) for her popular work in motion pictures. Ralston's younger brother was Howard Ralston who had some roles in silent pictures but never achieved the stardom of his sister. They both had appeared in Huckleberry Finn in 1920. He died in 1992. She is of no known relation to fellow silent film actress Jobyna Ralston. She was the aunt of television/stage/radio/recording artist Bob Ralston and the great-great aunt of stage and television actor Field Cate.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1941
    Age 38
    By the time she settled down in 1941, she had made over 100 movies.
    More Details Hide Details During the mid-1950s as Mrs. Esther Lloyd, a grandmother, she worked in the Seventh Church of Christ Scientist in New York. Happy with her life, Ralston expressed no desire to make a comeback.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1924
    Age 21
    Ralston started as a child actress in a family vaudeville act which was billed as "The Ralston Family with Baby Esther, America's Youngest Juliet." From this, she appeared in a few small silent film roles before gaining attention as Mrs. Darling in the 1924 version of Peter Pan.
    More Details Hide Details In the late 1920s she appeared in many films for Paramount, at one point earning as much as $8000 a week, and garnering much popularity, especially in Britain. She appeared mainly in comedies, often portraying spirited society girls, but she also received good reviews for her forays into dramatic roles. In 1962, she had a leading role in the short-lived daytime drama, Our Five Daughters. Despite making a successful transition to sound, she was reduced to appearing in B-movies by the mid-1930s, leading to her retirement.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1902
    Born
    Born on September 17, 1902.
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