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Myrtle Stedman

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Occupation  Actress
Name  Myrtle Stedman
Children  Lincoln Stedman
Years active  1910–1938
Role  Leading lady
Grandchildren  Loretta Myrtle Stedman
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Born  March 3, 1883 (1883-03-03) Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died  January 8, 1938, Hollywood, California, United States
Spouse  Marshall Stedman (m. 1900–1920)
Movies  Hypocrites, The Whistle, The American Beauty, Klondike, Beggars in Ermine
Similar People  Hobart Bosworth, William Desmond Taylor, Lois Weber, Elsie Janis, Julia Crawford Ivers

Myrtle Stedman (March 3, 1883 – January 8, 1938) was a leading lady and later character actress in motion pictures beginning in silent films in 1910. She was born in Chicago, Illinois and educated at a private finishing school there. Miss Stedman performed in light opera and musical comedies there. Her voice was cultivated in France. Her tutor was Marchesi, who was known as one of the finest instructors of voice culture in his country. Myrtle did not enter the field of opera because of her preference for light opera. She starred for a number of seasons in Isle of Spice and The Chocolate Soldier. She performed for a year at the Whitney Theater in Chicago and was a prima donna of the Chicago Grand Opera Company.


Film career

Her first appearances in movies were in Selig studio western and action short films. Among her feature films are Flaming Youth, The Valley of the Moon, The Dangerous Age, and The Famous Mrs. Fair. In 1936, she was signed by Warner Brothers to play bit and extra roles. Her last release was Accidents Will Happen, in 1938.

Myrtle Stedman died of a heart attack in Hollywood, California in 1938 at the age of 54. Interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood California. Her husband Marshall Stedman was a drama school conductor. They were divorced by 1920. Their son Lincoln Stedman was a prolific silent film character actor.

Selected filmography

  • The Telltale Knife (1911)
  • Valley of the Moon (1914)
  • Hypocrites (1915)
  • Nearly a Lady (1915)
  • Jane (1915)
  • The World Apart (1917)
  • Sex (1920)
  • The Silver Horde (1920)
  • The Whistle (1921)
  • Nancy from Nowhere (1922)
  • The Famous Mrs. Fair (1923)
  • Crashin' Thru (1923)
  • Flaming Youth (1923)
  • Lilies of the Field (1924)
  • The Woman on the Jury (1924)
  • Bread (1924)
  • Wine (1924)
  • The Mad Whirl (1925)
  • Chickie (1925)
  • The Far Cry (1926)
  • The Prince of Pilsen (1926)
  • The Black Diamond Express (1927)
  • The Life of Riley (1927)
  • The Irresistible Lover (1927)
  • Alias the Deacon (1928)
  • The Jazz Age (1929)
  • The Wheel of Life
  • The Love Racket (1929)(*sound remake of The Woman on the Jury)
  • Lummox (1930)
  • The Truth About Youth (1930)
  • Beau Ideal (1931)
  • The Widow in Scarlet (1932)
  • Klondike (1932)
  • Beggars in Ermine (1934)
  • Give Me Liberty (1936)
  • References

    Myrtle Stedman Wikipedia