Blanche Sweet

Actress Blanche Sweet

Sarah Blanche Sweet was an American silent film actress who began her career in the earliest days of the Hollywood motion picture film industry.
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18 June 1896

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Museum Of The Moving Image Hosts Making Movies in New York: 1911 - Broadway World
Google News - over 6 years
35mm print courtesy of MOMA. Biograph Studio. With Charles Hill Mailes, Charles West, and Blanche Sweet. Written by Emmett C. Hall. Financial pressures force a businessman to grow profits by spiking his new soft drink with Cocaine
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NYTimes - over 9 years
GRIFFITH MASTERWORKS 2 D. W. Griffith, one of the most celebrated figures in American film, is probably the only silent-movie director whose name is known to the general public. And yet, as a new boxed set from Kino, ''Griffith Masterworks 2,'' reminds us, he is still underappreciated, with much of his work waiting to be rediscovered. A few decades
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NYTimes - about 18 years
Here is a selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy movies and film series playing this weekend in New York City. * denotes a highly recommended film or series. Ratings and running times are in parentheses. An index of reviews of films opening today appears on Page 12. Now Playing *''ANY GIVEN SUNDAY,'' starring Al Pacino,
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HOLIDAY FILMS: STAGECRAFT; Theater Steps In As an Antidote To the Jar Jars
NYTimes - over 18 years
AT moments of crisis, the movies have traditionally turned to their older brother for help. And by and large, the theater has answered the call. The crisis today, as movies enter their second century, lies in the draining away of one of the principal qualities that make the medium what it is -- its special, intimate relationship with the physical
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Review/Television; Portrait Of Griffith In His Life And Art
NYTimes - almost 25 years
In "D. W. Griffith: Father of Film," Lillian Gish points out how the great movie director "understood the psychic strength of the lens" and Charles Chaplin is recalled saying that "he was the teacher of us all." True, of course, but David Wark Griffith (1875-1948) does not easily slip into cozy categorizations. There was much in his life and art
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NYTimes - almost 28 years
LEAD: Fred Ward's 'Blues' No, Fred Ward is not toothless. Fred Ward's 'Blues' No, Fred Ward is not toothless. It's probably best to settle this matter right away because anyone who sees the versatile actor - who played the astronaut Gus Grissom in ''The Right Stuff'' and the Indian union activist in ''Silkwood,'' among other roles - is going to
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NYTimes - over 31 years
Blanche Sweet, one of the earliest motion-picture stars, died of a stroke yesterday at her home in Manhattan. She was 90 years old. Miss Sweet, who became famous acting in D.W. Griffith films, portrayed strong, determined heroines and sometimes unsympathetic characters - unlike other Griffith stars, such as her friend, Lillian Gish, who played
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NYTimes - over 32 years
ON THE BEACH Beach is not a word often associated with the Manhattan littoral, but the landfill for Battery Park City in lower Manhattan has given Creative Time Inc. a setting for ''Art on the Beach,'' which begins its seventh and final season there today. ''Art on the Beach'' offers a mix of art, sculpture and performances during the week, and one
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NYTimes - almost 33 years
''ANN-MARGRET?'' That, apparently, was the reaction of three stars in ''The Return of the Soldier,'' Glenda Jackson, Alan Bates and Julie Christie, when her name was suggested for one of the film's four key roles. ''They all had odd reactions to the thought,'' recalled Ann Skinner, the film's co-producer, who had suggested Ann-Margret for the role
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NYTimes - over 33 years
WORLD CENTER For thousands of years Jerusalem has been a spiritual lodestone, drawing Jews, Christians and Moslems to its shrines and venerable stones. Jerusalem, in addition to inspiring religious feelings, inspired its visitors with the desire to make it familiar - in map, drawing or photograph - to the most lowly of believers around the world. A
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NYTimes - over 33 years
''THE most important thing is expressing nuances, and the next thing is finding rhythm.'' Through a translator, the 34-year-old Tokyo-born director Yoshimitsu Morita was discussing the philosophy of film making that has seen him acclaimed as one of the leading lights in a renaissance of Japanese movies. Mr. Morita's ''Family Game,'' his fifth
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Blanche Sweet
  • 1986
    Age 89
    Sweet died in New York City of a stroke, on September 6, 1986, just weeks after her 90th birthday.
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  • 1984
    Age 87
    On September 24, 1984, a tribute to Blanche Sweet was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
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  • 1982
    Age 85
    Sweet is the subject of a 1982 documentary by Anthony Slide, titled "Portrait of Blanche Sweet," in which she talks of her life and her career.
  • 1930
    Age 33
    As the Roaring Twenties wound down, Sweet's career faltered with the advent of talkies. Sweet made just three talking pictures, including her critically lauded performance in 1930's Show Girl in Hollywood, before retiring from the screen that same year and marrying stage actor Raymond Hackett in 1935. The marriage lasted until Hackett's death in 1958.
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  • 1923
    Age 26
    During the early 1920s Sweet's career continued to prosper, and she starred in the first film version of Anna Christie in 1923.
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  • 1922
    Age 25
    Sweet and Neilan married in 1922.
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  • 1914
    Age 17
    In 1914 Sweet was initially cast by Griffith in the part of Elsie Stoneman in his epic The Birth of a Nation but the role was eventually given to rival actress Lillian Gish, who was Sweet's senior by three years.
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  • 1913
    Age 16
    In 1913 she starred in Griffith's first feature-length film, Judith of Bethulia.
  • 1911
    Age 14
    Sweet was known for her energetic, independent roles, at variance with the 'ideal' Griffith type of vulnerable, often fragile, femininity. After many starring roles, her first real landmark film was the 1911 Griffith thriller The Lonedale Operator.
  • 1910
    Age 13
    By 1910 she had become a rival to Mary Pickford, who had also started for Griffith the year before.
  • 1909
    Age 12
    In 1909, she started work at Biograph Studios under contract to director D. W. Griffith.
  • 1896
    Born on June 18, 1896.
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