Lamar Johnstone

Edward Lamar Johnstone (March 15, 1884 – May 21, 1919) was an American silent film actor and director.

Edward Lamar Johnstone
BornMarch 15, 1884
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
DiedMay 19, 1919(1919-05-19) (aged 35)
Years active1911-1919
Lamar Johnstone (left) in a scene with Dorothy Gibson from the comedy, The Lucky Hold Up (1912). The film is the only one of their films to survive in the Library of Congress. It was released April 11, 1912 while Gibson was on the RMS Titanic


Born in Fairfax, Virginia, Johnstone starred in 82 films as an actor between 1911 and his death in 1919. He often starred alongside Dorothy Gibson, an actress who survived the sinking of the Titanic.

Johnstone directed three films; one in 1913 called Truth in the Wilderness, starring Charlotte Burton, The Turning Point (1914), and The Unforgiven (1915). In the 1916 serial Secret of the Submarine, Johnstone got to fly Juanita Hansen in a Curtiss Model D pusher biplane.[1]

He died on May 21, 1919 in Palm Springs, California.

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  1. ^ Pictorial History of the Silent Screen by Daniel Blum c. 1953 page 121

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