Mildred Harris

Born Nov 29, 1901

Mildred Harris was an American film actress. Harris began her career in the film industry as a popular child actress at age eleven. At the age of fifteen, she was cast as a harem girl in D. W. Griffith's Intolerance (1916). She appeared as a leading lady through the 1920s but her career slowed with the advent of the "talkies".… Read More

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1901 Birth Born on November 29, 1901.
1912 10 Years Old Mildred Harris was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the daughter of Harry Harris, a telegraph operator, and Anna Parsons Foote. Harris made her first screen appearance at the age of 11 in the 1912 Francis Ford and Thomas H. Ince-directed Western short The Post Telegrapher. … Read More


1914 12 Years Old In 1914, she was hired by The Oz Film Manufacturing Company to portray Fluff in The Magic Cloak of Oz and Button-Bright in His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz.
1916 14 Years Old In 1916, at the age of 15, she appeared as a harem girl in Griffith's epic Intolerance. … Read More
1918 16 Years Old The 16-year-old Harris met actor Charlie Chaplin in mid-1918, dated, and came to believe she was pregnant by him, but the pregnancy was found to be a false alarm. They married privately on October 23, 1918, in Los Angeles, California. … Read More
1920 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Chaplin moved to the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Harris tried to keep up appearances, believing a happy marriage was possible but, in 1920, she filed for divorce based on mental cruelty. … Read More


1924 22 Years Old In 1924, Harris married Everett Terrence McGovern.
1929 27 Years Old The union lasted until November 26, 1929, when Harris filed for divorce in Los Angeles, California, on grounds of desertion. … Read More


1934 32 Years Old In 1934, she married the former football player William P. Fleckenstein in Asheville, North Carolina.


1944 43 Years Old The couple remained married until Harris's death on July 20, 1944, of pneumonia following a major abdominal operation. … Read More
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