Laura Oakley

Laura Oakley (July 10, 1879 – January 30, 1957)[3][1] was an American silent film actress.

Laura Oakley
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Oakley, 1915
BornJuly 10, 1879
DiedJanuary 30, 1957 (aged 77)[1][2]
Resting placeMountain View Cemetery
Altadena, CA
MVMN 37 AN 12[1]
Other namesLaura Oakley Moore
OccupationActress, police chief of Universal City, California
Years active1912–1920
Spouse(s)Milton Moore
Children2

BiographyEdit

Born in Oakland, California, on July 10, 1879, Oakley was signed in 1912 by the Keystone Film Company and starred in about 50 films before her retirement from film in 1920. She starred with William Garwood in films such as Lord John in New York and The Grey Sisterhood.

In 1913, Oakley was elected police chief of Universal City, California, shortly after it was incorporated, when 8 of the 28 city's official positions were won by women. A little over a year later, she was sworn in as police officer number 99 of Los Angeles.[4][5]

In September 1915, Oakley married Universal Pictures cinematographer Milton Moore.[6][4][7]

Oakley died on January 30, 1957, in Altadena, California,[citation needed] survived by two children and six grandchildren.[3] She was interred at Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, mausoleum section MVMN, map 37, column AN, row 12, in Altadena.[2][1]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

  • The Little Upstart (1915)
  • Lord John in New York (1915) as Head Sister
  • Dan Cupid: Fixer (1915)
  • The Great Ruby Mystery (1915)
  • The Rise and Fall of Officer 13 (1915)
  • The Tale of His Pants (1915)
  • An Idyll of the Hills (1915)
  • The Human Menace (1915)
  • The Black Box (1915) as Laura
  • Changed Lives (1915)
  • The Star of the Sea (1915) as Janice
  • Her Escape (1914) as Undetermined Role
  • Lights and Shadows (1914)
  • Her Life's Story (1914) as Sister Agnes
  • A Prince of Bavaria (1914)
  • Don't Monkey with the Buzz Saw (1914)
  • The Bingville Fire Department (1914)
  • Fleeing from the Fleas (1914)
  • A Disenchantment (1914)
  • McBride's Bride (1914)
  • Pawns of Destiny (1914)
  • Gertie Gets the Cash (1914)
  • The Seat of the Trouble (1914)
  • Her First Arrest (1914)
  • Hawkeye and the Cheese Mystery (1914)
  • The Tale of a Dog (1914)
  • The Saint and the Singer (1914)
  • The Deuce and Two Pair (1914)
  • Too Many Cooks (1914)
  • The Romance of a Photograph (1914)
  • Just Mother (1914)
  • The Buccaneers (1913)
  • Under the Black Flag (1913)
  • Their Two Kids (1913) as Ma Ford
  • Memories (1913) as Life's Handmaiden
  • The Fight Against Evil (1913)
  • The Girl Ranchers (1913)
  • Sally Scraggs, Housemaid (1913) as Mrs. Shackleton
  • When His Courage Failed (1913) as The Wife
  • The Power That Rules (1913)
  • A Cowgirl Cinderella (1912)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Internet Database". Mountain View Mortuary, Cemetery, and Crematory. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, California - Surnames Moo-Mor". www.interment.net. June 8, 2017. Retrieved November 11, 2019. (as Laura Oakley Moore)
  3. ^ a b "Early Film Star's Rites Conducted". Los Angeles Times. February 10, 1957. p. 52 (Southland section). Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Guide to the General Collections". Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "Universal City's Chief of Police is Robbed". The Daily Times (180). Beaver, PA. December 12, 1913. p. 7. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  6. ^ "Picture Actress Marries". Variety. New York City. September 24, 1915. p. 18. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  7. ^ Cooper, Mark Garrett (2010). Universal Women: Filmmaking and Institutional Change in Early Hollywood. University of Illinois Press. pp. 72–73. ISBN 9780252090875.
  8. ^ "THE DUMB GIRL OF PORTICI (1916)". afi.com. April 3, 1916. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  9. ^ "The Dumb Girl of Portici". silentera.com. 1916. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  10. ^ "TWO-GUN BETTY (1918)". afi.com. 1918. Retrieved June 3, 2021.

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