Mary Jane Irving

Mary Jane Irving (October 20, 1913 – July 17, 1983) was an American actress. She appeared in 58 films between 1917 and 1938.

Mary Jane Irving
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Jane Irving in 1925
Born(1913-10-20)October 20, 1913
DiedJuly 17, 1983(1983-07-17) (aged 69)
Other namesJane Irving
Years active1917–1938
(m. 1938; died 1983)


Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Irving began her career as a child actor in silent films. A popular child actor, Irving was relegated to secondary roles as a teen and, after her marriage to screenwriter Robert Carson in 1938, she retired from films.[1]

Seven months after her husband's death, Irving died in Los Angeles, California.


Los Angeles Fire Chief R. J. Scott with actress Lois Wilson and child actors Mary Giraci and Mary Jane Irving (right) in Safety Engineering (January 1921).
Year Film Role Notes
1917 The Square Deal Man Blossom - the child
1918 The One Woman Girl
An Alien Enemy Fräulein Bertha Meyer
Patriotism Mimi
The White Lie Mary Jane
The Heart of Rachael Rachael's daughter
The Temple of Dusk Blossom
1919 Will You Be Staying for Supper?
The Brand The Child
Tangled Threads Little Barbara
The Woman Michael Married Girl
The Westerners Little Molly Welch
The Gray Horizon Kenneth Furthman
Desert Gold The Child
Almost a Husband Little Girl Uncredited
1920 Live Sparks Undetermined Role
The Luck of Geraldine Laird Child
A Woman Who Understood Peggy Knight
1921 The Home Stretch Gwen Duffy
A Certain Rich Man Young Janet Barclay
A Broken Doll Rosemary
1922 The Cradle Doris Harvey
Travelin' On Mary Jane Morton
When Romance Rides Bostie Bostil
Golden Dreams Child Clown Credited as Jane Irving
The Top of New York Susan Gray
Borderland Totty
Heart's Haven Ella Laird
1923 Lost and Found on a South Sea Island Baby Madge Alternative titles: Captain Blackbird
Lost and Found
Passion of the Sea
Little Church Around the Corner Little Hetty (As a child)
An Old Sweetheart of Mine Mary Ellen Anderson (As a girl)
Cordelia the Magnificent François
The Age of Desire Margy (age 10)
The Light That Failed Young Maisie
1924 The Stranger Maizie Darrant
Fair Week Tinkle
Good Bad Boy Judge Fawcett's daughter
1925 The Golden Bed Margaret (As a child) Uncredited
The Shining Adventure Lamey
Sky's the Limit Richard Hamilton's daughter
The Tower of Lies Little girl
The Splendid Road Hester Gephart
1926 Lovey Mary Asia Alternative title: Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Scotty of the Scouts Mary Andrews
The Flaming Forest Ruth McTavish
1927 Night Life Daughter of War Profiteer
1929 The Godless Girl The Victim
1930 The Florodora Girl Vibart Child Alternative title: The Gay Nineties
Tom Sawyer Mary
1932 Without Honor Bernice Donovan Alternative title: Without Honors
Arsène Lupin Marie
Probation Gwen Alternative title: Second Chances
Mother's Holiday The Daughter
1933 Malay Nights Salvation Lass Alternative title: Shadows of Singapore
1934 Student Tour Student Uncredited
Gunfire Sally Moore
1936 Follow the Fleet Uncredited
1937 A Star Is Born Uncredited
1938 Having Wonderful Time Camp Guest Uncredited


  1. ^ "Robert Carson, Screen Writer, Won Award for 'Star Is Born'". The New York Times. January 22, 1983. Retrieved January 29, 2009.

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