Julia Swayne Gordon

Julia Swayne Gordon (October 29, 1878 – May 28, 1933) was an American actress who appeared in at least 228 films between 1908 and 1933.

Julia Swayne Gordon
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Gordon in 1923
Born(1878-10-29)October 29, 1878
DiedMay 28, 1933(1933-05-28) (aged 54)
Years active1903–1933


Born in Columbus, Ohio, Gordon in 1911 starred in Vitagraph Studios' screen portrayal of the Lady Godiva legend. Perhaps her most memorable performance, however, is as Richard Arlen's mother in the World War I silent film Wings (1927), which won the first Academy Award for Best Picture. In a highly dramatic scene in that acclaimed production, Gordon bids farewell to Arlen as he departs for combat flight training in France, tearfully packing him off with his favorite childhood toy.

Julia Swayne Gordon in 1922.

Gordon died in Los Angeles, California.

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