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Lillian Leighton (1874–1956)

Lillian Leighton was born on May 17, 1874 in Auroraville, Wisconsin, USA as Lillian Brown Leighton. She was an actress and writer, known for Castles for Two (1917), Parisian Love (1925) and Secret Service (1919). She died on March 19, 1956 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Castles for Two Brian's Sister
Parisian Love Frouchard
Ruggles of Red Gap Ma Pettingill


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (252 credits)
 1937 Bad Guy
Bess - Kitty's Landlady (uncredited)
 1936 Trapped by Television
Mrs. Leary, Apartment House Landlady (uncredited)
 1936 Small Town Girl
Mrs. Pruitt (uncredited)
 1935 Millions in the Air
Fat Lady (uncredited)
 1935 Whipsaw
Aunt Jane
 1935 Two Fisted
Mrs. Mason
 1935 College Scandal
Fat Lady
 1935 Let 'em Have It
Irish Woman (uncredited)
 1934 Behold My Wife!
Neighbor (uncredited)
 1934 The Painted Veil
German Teacher (scenes deleted)
 1934 There's Always Tomorrow
Daffodil Seller (uncredited)
 1934 Cleopatra
Onlooker at Procession (uncredited)
 1933 Secret Sinners
Mrs. Simmons (as Lillianne Leighton)
 1933 The Man from Monterey
 1933 The Sphinx
Mother Werner
 1932 The Bitter Tea of General Yen
Missionary (uncredited)
 1932 The Sign of the Cross
Woman Getting Gold for Cup (uncredited)
 1931 Sweepstakes
Ma Clancy
 1931 The Fighting Sheriff
Aunt Sally (as Lilliane Leighton)
 1931 Subway Express
Mrs. Mary Mullins (as Julianne Leighton)
 1931 The Great Meadow
Pioneer Woman at Fort (uncredited)
 1930 Feet First
Mrs. Tanner (as Lillianne Leighton)
 1930 Scarlet Pages
Mrs. Murphy (uncredited)
 1930 The Last Dance
Ma Kelly
 1930 The Grand Parade
Madam Stitch
 1928 Fair and Muddy (Short)
Mrs. Amanda Schultz
 1928 Blow by Blow (Short)
 1927 Flaming Fathers (Short)
Mama Gimplewart
 1927 The Fair Co-Ed
 1927 By Whose Hand?
Silly McShane
 1927 The Frontiersman
Mrs. Andrew Jackson
 1927 California
 1927 Lovers?
Doña Mercedes
 1926 Be Your Age (Short)
Mrs. Schwartzkopple
 1926 The False Alarm
Mrs. Flannigan
 1926 Sandy
Isabel McNeil
 1926 Torrent
 1926 Your Husband's Past (Short)
 1926/I Sweet Adeline
Adeline's Ma
 1925 Tumbleweeds
Widow Riley
 1925 In the Name of Love
Mother Dufrayne
 1925 Parisian Love
 1925 Go Straight
Gilda's Aunt
 1925 The Thundering Herd
Mrs. Clark Hudnall
 1925 Contraband
Mrs. Churchill
 1925 Code of the West
Ma Thurman
 1924 $50,000 Reward
Mrs. Miller
 1924 The Bedroom Window
Mammy (uncredited)
 1924 Code of the Sea
Mrs. McDow
 1924 Phantom Justice
Mother Meg
 1923 The Call of the Canyon
Mrs. Hutter
 1923 The Eternal Three
 1923 Ruggles of Red Gap
Ma Pettingill
 1923 Hollywood
Lillian Leighton
 1923 Only 38
Mrs. Peters
 1923 Crinoline and Romance
 1923 Wasted Lives
Mrs. Jonathan Adams
 1922 Is Matrimony a Failure?
Martha Saxby
 1922 Saturday Night
Mrs. Ferguson
 1922 Tillie
Sarah Oberholtzzer
 1922 Red Hot Romance
 1922 Rent Free
Maria Tebbs
 1921 Love Never Dies
Mrs. Cavanaugh
 1921 Under the Lash
Tant Anna Vanderberg
 1921 Crazy to Marry
Sarah De Morgan
 1921 The Lost Romance
 1921 The Barbarian
 1921 Peck's Bad Boy
Mrs. George W. Peck - Henry's Ma
 1921 Forbidden Fruit
Mrs. Mallory's Second Maid (uncredited)
 1920 Midsummer Madness
Caretaker's Wife
 1920 Her Beloved Villain
Madame Poulard
 1920 A Full House
Mrs. Fleming
 1920 Held by the Enemy
 1920 A City Sparrow
Ma Ennis
 1920 The Prince Chap
 1920 What Happened to Jones
Matilda Brown
 1920 The Jack-Knife Man
Widow Potter
 1920 The Week-End
Mrs. James Corbin
 1920 The House of Toys
Aunt Clara
 1920 Thou Art the Man
 1920 The Thirtieth Piece of Silver
Mignon Brunner
 1920 The Dancin' Fool
Ma Budd
 1920 All of a Sudden Peggy
Mrs. O'Mara
 1919 A Girl Named Mary
 1919 Male and Female
Mrs. Perkins
 1919 Poor Relations
Ma Perkins
 1919 Louisiana
Aunt Cassandry
 1919 Men, Women, and Money
Mrs. Weeks
 1919 Secret Service
 1918 The Married Virgin
Anne Mullins, the Maid
 1918 A Lady's Name
Mrs. Haines
 1918 The Road Through the Dark
Louise Jardee
 1918 Her Country First
Lena - the Cook
 1918 Till I Come Back to You
 1918 Old Wives for New
 1917 In After Years (Short)
 1917 The Voice That Led Him (Short)
 1917 The Devil-Stone
 1917 The Ghost House
Mary Ellen Clancy
 1917 The Hostage
 1917 The Little American
Angela's Great Aunt
 1917 Bill and the Bearded Lady (Short)
 1917 Romance and Roses (Short)
 1917 Freckles
Bird Woman
 1917 Everybody Was Satisfied (Short)
 1917 Mr. Bingo, the Bachelor (Short)
 1917 The Tides of Barnegat
Martha Lillian
 1917 No Place Like Home (Short)
Mother (as Lyllian Leighton)
 1917 Over the Garden Wall (Short)
Mary Brown
 1917 Castles for Two
Brian's Sister
 1917 Betty to the Rescue
Constance Kenwood
 1916 Joan the Woman
 1916 The Plow Girl
Stoddard's Mother
 1916 Small Town Stuff (Short)
Mrs. Plum (as Lillyan Brown Leighton)
 1916 Witchcraft
 1916 Haunted (Short)
The Wife
 1916 Napoleon and Sally (Short)
 1916 Some Detective! (Short)
The Widow Farmer
 1916 He Thought He Went to War (Short)
Dorothy Fairfax
 1916 Apple Butter (Short)
Mrs. Plum (as Lyllian Brown Leighton)
 1916 When the Circus Came to Town (Short)
Mrs. Plum (as Lyllian Brown Leighton)
 1915 Perkin's Pep Producer (Short)
Mrs. Plum
 1915 A Thing or Two in Movies (Short)
Mrs. Plum
 1915 Shoo Fly (Short)
Mrs. Plum
 1915 Landing the Hose Reel (Short)
Mrs. Plum
 1915 The Chronicles of Bloom Center (Short)
Mrs. Plum
 1915 The Onion Patch (Short)
Jane Darrow
 1915 The Strategist (Short)
Prunella Levy
 1915 At the Mask Ball (Short)
Mrs. Prettyman (as Lyllian Leighton)
 1915 Man Overboard (Short)
Mary's Mother (as Lillyan Brown Leighton)
 1915 Two Women and One Hat (Short)
Mrs. Brown
 1915 The Clam-Shell Suffragettes (Short) (as Lyllian Brown Leighton)
 1915 Why Billings Was Late (Short)
Mrs. Billings (as Lyllian Brown Leighton)
 1915 The Lady Killer (Short) (as Lillian Brown Leighton)
 1915 She Wanted to Be a Widow (Short)
The Maid (as Lyllian Brown Leighton)
 1915 The Strenuous Life (Short)
Mrs. Willing - Gladys's Mother
 1915 Wipe Yer Feet (Short)
Bridget Clancy (as Lyllian Browne Leighton)
 1914 Bringing Up Baby (Short)
 1914 No Wedding for Her (Short)
 1914 The Tail of a Coat (Short)
Mother Rose
 1914 One Kiss (Short)
Daisy Bell (as Lilyan Brown Leighton)
 1914 A Surprise Party (Short)
Mrs. White
 1914 The Mysterious Black Box (Short)
Mrs. Fogg
 1914 Cupid Turns the Tables (Short)
The Rich Widow
 1914 No Wedding Bells for Her (Short)
Maggie (as Lyllian Brown Leighton)
 1914 At the Transfer Corner (Short)
Mrs. Stone - Millie's Mother
 1914 The Tonsorial Leopard Tamer (Short)
Lucinda Snow
 1914 The Man Hater (Short)
Flora - the Man Hater (as Lyllian Brown Leighton)
 1914 You Never Can Tell (Short)
 1914 Oh! Look Who's Here! (Short)
Mrs. Hawkins
 1914 The Harbor of Love (Short)
 1914 The Decision of Jim O'Farrell (Short)
Ellen Collins
 1914 When a Woman's 40 (Short)
Lucille's Sister (as Lyllian Brown Leighton)
 1914 The Jungle Samaritan (Short)
Mrs. Prentice
 1914 The Substitute Heir (Short)
Aunt Nancy (as Lyllian Brown Leighton)
 1914 Did She Cure Him? (Short)
Mrs. Jenks - the Wife
 1914 The Empty Sleeve (Short)
Mrs. Ellis Sr. - John's Mother
 1914 The Captain's Chair (Short) (as Lyllian Brown Leighton)
 1914 Somebody's Sister (Short)
The Mother
 1914 Castles in the Air (Short)
 1914 The Taint of Madness (Short)
 1914 Two Girls (Short)
 1914 The Mother of Seven (Short)
 1914 Red Head and Ma's Suitors (Short)
Ma Murphy
 1914 Red Head Introduces Herself (Short)
Ma Murphy
 1914 The Story of Cupid (Short)
 1914 The Story of Venus (Short)
 1914 The Speedway of Despair (Short)
Mrs. Predmore - Jim's Mother
 1914 King Baby's Birthday (Short)
The Mother-in-Law
 1914 Bringing Up Hubby (Short)
Mrs. Smith
 1914 The Old vs. the New (Short)
 1913 I Hear Her Calling Me (from the Heart of Africa)
Mrs. Skillman (as Lyllian Leighton)
 1913 The College Chaperone (Short)
Aunt Nellie
 1913 The Cipher Message (Short)
Mrs. Kent
 1913 A Message from Home (Short)
Mrs. Trask - Earl's Mother
 1913/I The Quality of Mercy (Short)
Mary Leighton - Emma's Aunt
 1913 The Tide of Destiny (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 Borrowing Trouble (Short)
Mrs. Morton - Peggy's Mother
 1913 Henrietta's Hair (Short)
Mrs. Pontaneous - the Hair Seller
 1913 Two Artists and One Suit of Clothes (Short)
1st Artist's Sweetheart's Mother
 1913 Sweeney's Dream (Short)
Mrs. Sweeney
 1913 A Jolt for the Janitor (Short)
Hilda (as Lyllian Leighton)
 1913 The Gold Brick (Short)
Mrs. Till
 1913 Sweeney and the Fairy (Short)
Sweeney's Wife
 1913 The Midnight Bell (Short)
The Widow Gray
 1913 Cured of Her Love (Short)
Mrs. Reddington - Ruth's Mother
 1913 Turn Him Out (Short)
Mrs. Mackintosh Moke
 1913/II The Fugitive (Short)
Mrs. Boodle
 1913 The Collector of Pearls (Short)
Electro - Pearl's Sweetheart (as Lyllian Leighton)
 1913 Sweeney and the Million (Short)
Mrs. Sweeney
 1913 The Empty Studio (Short)
Mrs. Casey - the Irish Woman
 1913 Poison Ivy (Short)
Mrs. Sly - the Country Housewife
 1913/I The Clue (Short)
Mrs. Arnold - Ben's Boss's Wife
 1913 The Cowboy Editor (Short)
The Town Gossip (as Lyllian Leighton)
 1913 Prompted by Jealousy (Short)
Detective Martin's Wife (as Lyllian Leighton)
 1913 A Curious Family (Short)
Belle Curious
 1913 Steak and Onions (Short)
Mrs. Stone - the Landlady
 1912 A Near-Sighted Cupid (Short)
Miss Myra Simms
 1912 The Fire Cop (Short)
Maggy Brannigan
 1912/II The Awakening (Short)
Mrs. Thomas Williams
 1912 Tempted by Necessity (Short)
Mrs. Tubbs
 1912 Where Love Is, There God Is Also (Short)
The Apple Woman
 1912 My Wife's Bonnet (Short)
Mrs. Topknot
 1912 An International Romance (Short)
Mrs. West - Billy's Mother
 1912 Bread Upon the Waters (Short)
Mrs. James Preston (as Lyllian Leighton)
 1912 The Borrowed Umbrella (Short)
Mrs. Smith
 1912 A Detective's Strategy (Short)
 1912 The Three Valises (Short)
Mrs. Reilly - the Housekeeper
 1912 The Pennant Puzzle (Short)
Mrs. Casey
 1912 Murray the Masher (Short)
The Old Maid
 1912 The Arrival of Cousin Otto (Short)
Mrs. Katzenjammer
 1912 Unwilling Scholars (Short)
Mrs. Katzenjammer
 1912 Mistaken Identity (Short)
Mrs. Wright - the Neighbor
 1912 School Days (Short)
Mrs. Katzenjammer
 1912 The Part of Her Life (Short)
Mrs. Slaytor
 1912 They Go to School (Short)
Mrs. Katzenjammer
 1912 They Entertain Company (Short)
Mrs. Katzenjammer
 1912 They Plan a Trip to Germany (Short)
Mrs. Katzenjammer
 1912 They Go Tobogganing (Short)
Mrs. Katzenjammer
 1912 The Stronger Mind (Short)
The Cook
 1912 The Katzenjammer Kids (Short)
Mrs. Katzenjammer
 1912 The Other Woman (Short)
Mrs. William Smythe
 1912 The Brotherhood of Man (Short)
Mrs. Wendell
 1912 In Little Italy (Short)
Mama Capria
 1912 The Little Match Seller (Short)
The Grandmother
 1912 The Hypnotic Detective (Short)
Sarah Dorgan - the Maid
 1912 The Girl He Left Behind (Short)
Mrs. O'Kelly
 1912/I Cinderella (Short)
The Stepmother
 1911 Paid Back (Short)
Mrs. Roberts - the Landlady
 1911 A Counterfeit Santa Claus (Short)
 1911 Brown of Harvard (Short)
Mrs. Kenyon
 1911 The Plumber (Short)
The Cook
 1911 Getting Married (Short)
Marie Jones - the Modiste
 1911 His First Long Trousers (Short)
Nora - the Cook
 1911/I His Better Self (Short)
Ma Morse (as Lyllian Leighton)
 1911 How They Stopped the Run on the Bank (Short)
Miss Sayer
 1911 The Two Orphans (Short)
La Frochard, The Hag (as Lyllian Brown Leighton)
 1911 The Wheels of Justice (Short)
Mrs. Allen Courtright
 1911 A Tennessee Love Story (Short)
Mrs. May
 1911 A New York Cowboy (Short)
Ma Langley
 1911 A Fair Exchange (Short)
 1911 The Warrant (Short)
The Hotelkeeper
 1910 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Short)
Union Enforcer
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Alternate Names:

Julianne Leighton | Lillian Brown Leighton | Lilliane Leighton | Lillianne Leighton | Lillyan Brown Leighton | Lilyan Brown Leighton | Lyllian Browne Leighton | Lyllian Brown Leighton | Lyllian Leighton


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