Florence La Badie

Florence La Badie

Born Apr 27, 1888

Florence La Badie was an American actress in the early days of the silent film era. Though little known today, she was a major star between 1911 and 1917. Her career was at its height when she died at age 29 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.… Read More

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1888 Birth Florence La Badie was born Florence Russ on April 27, 1888 to Horace B. and Marie C. Russ in New York City. … Read More


1908 20 Years Old Having completed her studies, she was offered work as a fashion model in New York City. Once there, in early 1908 she obtained a small part in a stage play. … Read More
1909 21 Years Old 1 More Event
During this period she met a fellow Canadian, the young actress Mary Pickford, who in 1909 invited Florence to watch the making of a motion picture at the Biograph studio in Manhattan. … Read More
1911 23 Years Old In 1911, her career took a leap when she was hired by Edwin Thanhouser of the Thanhouser Film Corporation in New Rochelle, New York. … Read More
Her most well-known work was in the 1914 - 1915 serial, The Million Dollar Mystery. … Read More
1915 27 Years Old She had many movie fans in Canada and according to one New York newspaper, in 1915 a young soldier fighting in the trenches at the Front in Northern France wrote to her, sending dozens of photographs that graphically depicted the horrors of the war. … Read More
In August 1917, La Badie was at the height of her motion picture success. … Read More
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