Florence Lawrence

1886 - 1938

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Florence Lawrence (born Florence Annie Bridgwood; January 2, 1886 – December 28, 1938) was a Canadian-American stage performer and film actress. She is often referred to as the "first movie star", and was thought to be the first film actor to be named publicly until evidence published in 2019 indicated that the first named film star was French actor Max Linder. At the height of her fame in the 1910s, she was known as the "Biograph Girl" for work as one of the leading ladies in silent films from the Biograph Company. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Florence Lawrence has received more than 355,558 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Florence Lawrence is the 2,358th most popular actor (down from 2,134th in 2019), the 188th most popular biography from Canada (down from 167th in 2019) and the 57th most popular Canadian Actor.

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Among actors, Florence Lawrence ranks 2,358 out of 10,030Before her are Antônio Fagundes, Tatum O'Neal, Vanessa Hudgens, Fiona Shaw, Leonid Kanevsky, and Linda Fiorentino. After her are Leo White, Franciszek Pieczka, Marguerite Durand, Leonid Bykov, Bobby Driscoll, and Ian Richardson.

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Among people born in 1886, Florence Lawrence ranks 134Before her are Leo G. Carroll, H.D., José Linhares, Kurt Hahn, Grigory Neujmin, and Rash Behari Bose. After her are Chester Conklin, Maithili Sharan Gupt, Alfonso Daniel Rodríguez Castelao, Max Vasmer, Constant Permeke, and Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Carisbrooke. Among people deceased in 1938, Florence Lawrence ranks 118Before her are Jānis Rudzutaks, Erik Werenskiold, Branislaw Tarashkyevich, Egon Friedell, Leopoldo Lugones, and Ramón Franco. After her are Georges Urbain, Juho Vennola, Max Wien, Axel Ljung, Rudolf Stammler, and Kaarlo Castrén.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Florence Lawrence ranks 188 out of 1,130Before her are David Shore (1959), Jordan Peterson (1962), René Lévesque (1922), Naomi Klein (1970), Elliot Page (1987), and Ethel Smith (1907). After her are Peter North (1957), Hayden Christensen (1981), Marie Dressler (1868), Lothaire Bluteau (1957), Eugene Levy (1946), and Donal Logue (1966).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, Florence Lawrence ranks 57Before her are Cory Monteith (1982), Walter Pidgeon (1897), Hume Cronyn (1911), August Schellenberg (1936), Elisha Cuthbert (1982), and Elliot Page (1987). After her are Hayden Christensen (1981), Marie Dressler (1868), Lothaire Bluteau (1957), Eugene Levy (1946), Donal Logue (1966), and Alan Thicke (1947).

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