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Alice Lake, 1921
|Born||September 12, 1895|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||November 15, 1967 (aged 72)|
Robert Williams (m. 1924–1925)
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Lake began her career as a dancer. She made her screen debut in 1912, and she appeared in a number of comedy shorts by Mack Sennett. Lake was often the leading lady of Roscoe Arbuckle in comedies like Oh Doctor! (1917) and The Cook (1918). Arbuckle directed both films and was joined by Buster Keaton who had a leading role in Oh Doctor!.
Lake also played dramatic roles with Bert Lytell in Blackie's Redemption and The Lion's Den, both from 1919. During the 1920s she appeared in a number of Metro silent film features as the lead actress. At the height of her career she earned $1,200 per week as a motion picture actress. Lake had only limited success in dramatic roles. Following the introduction of talkies, her parts in films began to wane and she only performed in supporting roles. Her last appearance in film was in 1935 with a bit part in Frisco Kid. In all her screen credits numbered ninety-six.
In March 1924, Lake married fellow actor Robert Williams, but they were divorced in 1925. The couple separated and reunited three times before they made a permanent break. Williams was a vaudeville performer who had appeared in a number of stage plays. He was previously married to singer Marion Harris.
|1916||The Moonshiners||Lady Jocelyn|
|1916||The Waiters' Ball||A Fair Customer|
|1916||A Creampuff Romance||Alternative title: His Alibi|
|1916||The Grab Bag Bride|
|1917||The Butcher Boy||Uncredited|
|1917||A Reckless Romeo||Wife||Alternative title: A Creampuff Romance|
|1917||The Rough House||Mrs. Rough|
|1917||His Wedding Night|
|1917||The Texas Sphinx|
|1917||Coney Island||Undetermined Role||Uncredited|
|1917||A Country Hero||Schoolteacher||Lost film|
|1918||Out West||Salvation Army Woman||Alternative title: The Sheriff|
|1918||The Bell Boy||Cutie Cuticle, manicurist|
|1918||Moonshine||Moonshiner's Daughter||Incomplete film|
|1918||Good Night, Nurse!||Crazy Woman|
|1919||The Lion's Den||Dorothy Stedman|
|1919||A Desert Hero||Lost film|
|1919||Lombardi, Ltd.||Norah Blake|
|1919||Blackie's Redemption||Mary Dawson|
|1919||Full of Pep||Felicia Bocaz|
|1920||The Garage||Undetermined Role||Uncredited|
|1921||The Hole in the Wall||Jean Oliver||Lost film|
|1922||More to Be Pitied Than Scorned||Viola Lorraine||Lost film|
|1922||I Am the Law||Joan Cameron||Unknown/presumably lost|
|1923||Broken Hearts of Broadway||Bubbles Revere|
|1923||The Unknown Purple||Jewel Marchmont|
|1927||The Angel of Broadway||Goldie||Lost film|
|1928||Runaway Girls||Agnes Brady||Lost film|
|1934||The Girl from Missouri||Paige's Manicurist||Uncredited|
|1934||Babes in Toyland||Townswoman||Uncredited|
|1935||Frisco Kid||Undetermined Role||Uncredited|
- Los Angeles Times, "Another Romance Of Films On Rocks", March 16, 1925, Page 20.
- Los Angeles Times, "Ex-Actress Alice Lake Dies at 71", November 17, 1967, Page 29.