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Claire Whitney (May 6, 1890 – August 27, 1969) was an American stage and film actress who appeared in 111 films between 1912 and 1949. Only 21 of these films survive, as most have been lost.
|Born||May 6, 1890|
New York City, U.S.
|Died||August 27, 1969 (aged 79)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jan von Hoegarden (m.1917–ann. 1920)|
Robert Emmett Keane (m.1921)
Whitney made her first film in 1913 for Solax and continued making films until 1921, mainly for Fox Film Corporation. Whitney came back to films in 1926 with a role in The Great Gatsby which would be her final silent film. She continued working in film between 1931 and 1949 when she retired.
Whitney's Broadway credits include Broadway Interlude (1934), Page Pygmalion (1932), An Innocent Idea (1920), and The Net (1919).
On March 20, 1920, Whitney's marriage to Jan von Hoegarden, an actor also known as John Sunderland, was annulled after he admitted having a wife and children in Belgium. The couple had wed on November 12, 1917, in New York.
|1913||The Star of India||Captain Kenneth's wife|
|1914||Fighting Death||Clara||Lost film|
|1914||The Million Dollar Robbery||Daphne Pell|
|1915||Should A Mother Tell?||Baroness Gauntier||Lost film|
|The Song of Hate||Lost film|
|The Galley Slave||Cecil Blaine||Lost film|
|1916||East Lynne||Barbara Hare|
|Under Two Flags||Venitia||Lost film|
|The Straight Way||Nell Madison||Lost film|
|Jealousy||?sorceress; uncredited||Lost film|
|1917||Heart and Soul||Bess||Lost film|
|Camille||Celeste Duval||Lost film|
|1918||Ruling Passions||Louise Palmer||Lost film|
|1919||The Man Who Stayed at Home||Molly Preston|
|Moral Suicide||Lucy Daniels|
|1920||Why Women Sin||Baroness de Ville|
|Love, Honor and Obey||Marion Holbury|
|1921||The Passionate Pilgrim||Esther||Incomplete film|
|1921||Fine Feathers||Jane Reynolds|
|1926||The Great Gatsby||Catherine||Lost film, only the trailer survives|
|1931||A Free Soul||Aunt Helen||Uncredited|
|1934||Enlighten Thy Daughter||Alice Stevens||Alternative title: Blind Fools|
|1938||Secrets of a Nurse||Nurse||Uncredited|
|1940||Chip of the Flying U||Miss Robinson|
|The House of Seven Gables||Waitress||Uncredited|
|1941||Mob Town||Mrs. Simpson||Uncredited|
|1942||The Silver Bullet||Emily Morgan|
|1943||So's Your Uncle||Marta|
|1944||The Mummy's Ghost||Mrs. Ella Norman|
|1945||Anchors Aweigh||U.S.O. Mother||Uncredited|
|1946||The Haunted Mine||Mrs. Durant|
|1947||Christmas Eve||Dr. Bunyan's Wife||Alternative title: Sinner's Holiday|
|1949||An Old-Fashioned Girl||Miss Mills|
- "Claire Whitney Ranks High As Screen Star". Courier-Post. New Jersey, Camden. July 14, 1916. p. 8. Retrieved November 2, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Claire Whitney". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on November 3, 2018. Retrieved November 3, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Actress Gets Divorce". Daily Arkansas Gazette. Arkansas, Little Rock. March 21, 1920. p. 21. Retrieved November 2, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Actress Seeks Freedom Again". Tampa Bay Times. Florida, St. Petersburg. August 5, 1919. p. 1. Retrieved November 2, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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