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Blanche Sweet (Sarah Blanche Sweet)

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Born into a family of show people, Blanche first appeared on the stage when she was 18 months old. Blanche was a dancer by the time she was four and a talented actress by 1909 when she started work at Biograph with D.W. Griffith. At 14, she was two years younger than Mary Pickford, but her maturity and appearance soon lead to leading roles. She starred in such films as The Lonedale Operator (1911) and Judith of Bethulia (1914). Unlike most of the frail roles for women of her day, her presence was smart and resourceful. Read more...

Actor

Character: Alice Parcot / Dinny Parcot

The Unpardonable Sin 1919

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Character: Donny Harris

Show Girl in Hollywood 1930

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Character: Headmistress of School

The Five Pennies 1959

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Character: Mrs. Durkem

The Thin Man 1957

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