Merta Sterling

Merta Sterling (June 13, 1883 – March 14, 1944) was an American film actress of the silent era who predominantly appeared in comedic roles.[1][2] She appeared in 61 films between 1914 and 1927. She was born Manitowoc, Wisconsin and died in Hollywood, California.

Merta Sterling
Merta Sterling by Witzel.jpg
Sterling in 1917
Born(1883-06-13)June 13, 1883
DiedMarch 14, 1944(1944-03-14) (aged 60)
Other namesMyrta Sterling
Myrtle Sterling
Years active1914-1927

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1917 Lonesome Luke, Lawyer Short
1917 Fat and Furious Merta
1918 Clean Sweep The Lady Barber Short
1918 The King of the Kitchen Short
1919 The Janitor Hefty Hilda
1919 The Sage-Brush League
1920 Up in Mary's Attic Lena Gerst
1923 The Handy Man The cook Short
1923 Scorching Sands Short
1924 Darwin Was Right Liza
1924 Women First Mandy Lee
1924 The Star Dust Trail The Maid
1927 Paid to Love Maid


  1. ^ Slide, Anthony (August 29, 2016). "She Could Be Chaplin!: The Comedic Brilliance of Alice Howell". Univ. Press of Mississippi – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Massa, Steve. "Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy". BearManor Media – via Google Books.

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