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Years active  1908–1917
Name  Harry Solter
Role  Film actor

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Full Name  Henry Lewis Solter
Born  November 19, 1873 (1873-11-19) Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Other names  Harry Salter H.L. Solter Harry L. Solter
Occupation  Actor, director, screenwriter
Died  March 2, 1920, El Paso, Texas, United States
Spouse  Florence Lawrence (m. 1908–1920)
Movies  The Taming of the Shrew, A Calamitous Elopement, The Greaser's Gauntlet, The Zulu's Heart, Romeo and Juliet
Similar People  Florence Lawrence, Arthur V Johnson, Billy Bitzer, Matt Moore, D W Griffith

Henry Lewis "Harry" Solter (November 19, 1873 – March 2, 1920) was an American silent film actor, screenwriter and director.


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Solter began his career as an actor in 1908 with Biograph Studios. That same year he met actress Florence Lawrence while making the film Romeo and Juliet for Vitagraph Studios and married on August 30 of that year. In 1909, Solter began working for Carl Laemmle's Independent Moving Pictures Co. of America (IMP) as an actor but also as a director. Over the next nine years, he directed 148 silent films.

In 1912, Harry Solter and his wife established the Victor Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey. In 1913, they sold out to Carl Laemmle whose amalgamation of several studios created the colossal Universal Film Manufacturing Co.. Solter continued to direct for the new company until 1918 when health problems emerged. With this new prosperity, Florence was able to realize a 'lifelong dream,' buying a 50-acre (20 ha) estate in River Vale, New Jersey.


Solter died of a stroke on March 2, 1920 at the age of 46. He is interred in the Baltimore Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland.


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