Elsie MacLeod

Elsie MacLeod was an American film actress who worked in Hollywood in the 1910s and early 1920s. She was primarily known for her starring roles in short Edison comedies.[1][2]

Elsie MacLeod
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Bornc. 1894
OccupationFilm actress


According to contemporaneous reporters, Elsie began acting at the age of 5 before going to drama school and honing her craft. She then began performing in vaudeville.[3] She signed with Edison around 1910 and began acting in the studio's short films.[3]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "Theater Manager Finds Cousin". The Courier-Gazette. 23 Apr 1915. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  2. ^ McGowan, John J. (2005-01-01). J.P. McGowan: Biography of a Hollywood Pioneer. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-1994-4.
  3. ^ a b "Elsie MacLeod's Climb into Filmdom". The News-Herald. 7 Jun 1913. Retrieved 2019-12-29.