Sally Crute

Sally Crute (born Sally C. Kirby, June 27, 1886 – August 12, 1971) was an American actress of the silent film era.

Sally Crute
Sally Crute 1916.jpg
Crute in 1916
Sally C. Kirby

(1886-06-27)June 27, 1886
DiedAugust 12, 1971(1971-08-12) (aged 85)


Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee,[1] before entering motion pictures Crute performed on stage. Crute was generally cast as a widow or man charmer in movies. She was employed by Edison Studios. She was a leading woman of Harold Lockwood, Joseph Burks, and Frank Lyon, among others.

In In Spite of All (1915) she played the role of Stella, a famous dancer who lures the film's hero. In Her Vocation (1915), she appeared as an adventurous newspaper woman in a cast which included Augustus Phillips. As Lucille Stanton, in When Men Betray (1918), Crute performs as a female so enticing she makes men her willing slaves.

After leaving motion pictures in 1925, Crute returned to make The Ace of Cads in 1926. The film starred Adolphe Menjou. She also appeared in Tin Gods (1926) with Thomas Meighan.

Crute died in 1971 in Miami, Florida.

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  1. ^ Dean, Daisy (September 17, 1917). "News Notes From Movie Land". The Rock Island Argus. Illinois, Rock Island. p. 2. Retrieved January 15, 2021 – via
  • Annapolis, Maryland Capitol, At The Republic Tomorrow, September 17, 1918, Page 3.
  • Bridgeport Telegram, News of Interest to Women, Tuesday, September 10, 1918, Page 11.
  • Fort Wayne Gazette, Her Vocation Special Edison Feature At Lyric, August 3, 1915, Page 10.
  • Lima, Ohio Daily News, Movielettes, March 3, 1915, Page 15.
  • Syracuse Post-Standard, Amusements, Thursday Evening, July 29, 1926, Page 24.

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