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Mary Philbin (1902–1993)

Mary Philbin's life should be a lesson to domineering parents. Mary was born on July 16, 1903, in Chicago, Illinois, to John Philbin and his first wife and namesake, Mary. The child was regarded as a little beauty from an early age and her mother was exceedingly proud of her and loved to show her off. Howevr, unlike her gregarious mother (who many... See full bio »

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The Phantom of the Opera Christine Daae
After the Fog Faith Barker
Surrender Lea Lyon


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 1929 After the Fog
Faith Barker
 1929 The Shannons of Broadway
Tessie Swanzey
 1929 The Last Performance
Julie Fergeron
 1929 Port of Dreams
 1928 The Man Who Laughs
 1928 Drums of Love
Princess Emanuella
 1927 Life in Hollywood No. 3 (Short)
 1927 Surrender
Lea Lyon
 1925 Stella Maris
Stella Maris / Unity Blake
 1925 Fifth Avenue Models
Isobel Ludant
 1925 The Phantom of the Opera
Christine Daae
 1924 The Rose of Paris
 1924 The Gaiety Girl
Irene Tudor
 1924 Fools Highway
Mamie Rose
 1923 The Thrill Chaser
Mary Philbin
 1923 The Temple of Venus
 1923 The Age of Desire
Margy - Age 18
 1923 Where Is This West?
Sallie Summers
 1923 Merry-Go-Round
Agnes Urban
 1923 Penrod and Sam
Margaret Schofield
 1922 Once to Every Boy (Short)
Jimmy's Sweetheart
 1922 His First Job (Short)
Jimmy's Sweetheart
 1922 Human Hearts
 1922 The Trouper
Mary Lee
 1922 The WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1922 (Short)
 1922 Foolish Wives
Crippled Girl (uncredited)
 1921 False Kisses
 1921 Sure Fire
 1921 Red Courage
Eliza Fay
 1921 No Clothes to Guide Him (Short)
 1921 Twelve Hours to Live (Short)
 1921 Danger Ahead!
Tressie Harloow
 1921 The Blazing Trail
Talithy Millicuddy
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Although she never married, due to the fact she lost the love of her life Paul Kohner, she did admit in her later years to having crushes on some of her colleagues, namely Norman Kerry and Rudolph Valentino. She also admitted that she adored Lon Chaney (her co-star in The Phantom of the Opera (1925)) and Erich von Stroheim. See more »


Her role in the 1924/5/9/30 silent film version of "The Phantom of the Opera" starring Lon Chaney


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