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Clara Kimball Young (1890–1960)

Clara Kimball Young was born Clarisa Kimball on September 6, 1890, to Edward Kimball and the former Mrs. E.M. Kimball, traveling stock company actors with the Holden Co. Though she claimed Chicago as her birthplace, there are no records of her being born in Cook County--which includes Chicago--and she may have been born on one of her parents' ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Common Law Valerie West
The Easiest Way Laura Murdock
Eyes of Youth Gina Ashling
Hush Vera Stanford


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 1941 The Round Up
Mrs. Wilson
 1938 The Frontiersmen
Mrs. Peters
 1938 The Wages of Sin
Fat Pearl
 1938 The Secret of Treasure Island
Cortez Hotel Maid (uncredited)
 1937 The Mysterious Pilot
Martha - Fritz's Wife [Chs.3-5,9,14-15]
 1937 Dangerously Yours
Mrs. Prentiss (uncredited)
 1937 Hills of Old Wyoming
Ma Hutchins
 1937 New News (Short)
Mrs. Van Gage
 1937 They Wanted to Marry
Wedding Guest Talking to Hunter (uncredited)
 1936 The Black Coin
Donna Luise Navarro
 1936 Oh, Susanna!
Aunt Peggy Lee
 1936 The Rogues' Tavern
Mrs. Jamison
 1936 Three on the Trail
Rose Peters
 1936 Love in September (Short)
Mrs. Thompson
 1936 Dangerous Waters
Kind Lady Passenger (uncredited)
 1936 Ants in the Pantry (Short)
Mrs. Beulah Burlap
 1935 The Fighting Coward
Mrs. Gordon
 1935 Fighting Youth
Mrs. Stewart, House Mother
 1935 His Night Out
Mrs. Davis
 1935 She Married Her Boss
 1935 Hollywood Extra Girl (Documentary short)
 1935 The Drunkard
Mrs. Karns
 1934 The Return of Chandu
Dorothy Regent
 1934 Romance in the Rain
Mlle. Fleurette Malevinsky
 1934 I Can't Escape
Mrs. Wilson
 1932 Probation
Mrs. Humphries
 1932 Love Bound
Mrs. Jane Randolph
 1932 File 113
Mme. Fauvel
 1931 Women Go on Forever
Daisy Bowman
 1931 Mother and Son
Faro Lil
 1931 Kept Husbands
Mrs. Henrietta Post
 1925 Lying Wives
Patricia Chase
 1923 A Wife's Romance
Joyce Addisonn
 1923 Cordelia the Magnificent
Cordelia Marlowe
 1923 The Woman of Bronze
Vivian Hunt
 1922 Enter Madame
Prima Donna Lisa Della Robia
 1922 The Hands of Nara
Nara Alexieff
 1922 The Worldly Madonna
Lucy Trevor - Dancer / Janet Trevor - Nun
 1921 What No Man Knows
Norma Harvey
 1921 Charge It
Julia Lawrence
 1921 Straight from Paris
Lucette Grenier
 1921 Hush
Vera Stanford
 1920 Mid-Channel
Zoe Blundell
 1920 For the Soul of Rafael
Marta Raquel Estevan
 1920 The Forbidden Woman
Diane Sorel
 1919 Soldiers of Fortune (uncredited)
 1919 Eyes of Youth
Gina Ashling
 1919 The Better Wife
Charmian Page
 1919 Cheating Cheaters
Ruth Brockton
 1918 The Road Through the Dark
Gabrielle Jardee
 1918 The Savage Woman
Renee Benoit
 1918 The Claw
Mary Saurin
 1918 The Reason Why
Zara Zenova
 1918 The House of Glass
Margaret Case
 1918 The Marionettes
Fernande de Monclars
 1917 Shirley Kaye
Shirley Kaye
 1917 Magda
 1917 The Easiest Way
Laura Murdock
 1917 The Price She Paid
Mildred Gower
 1916 A Race for Life (Short)
 1916 The Rise of Susan
 1916 The Common Law
Valerie West
 1916 The Foolish Virgin
Mary Adams
 1916 The Dark Silence
Mildred White
 1916 The Feast of Life
Aurora Fernandez
 1916 The Yellow Passport
Sonia Sokoloff
 1915 Camille
 1915 Trilby
Trilby O'Ferral
 1915 Marrying Money
Mildred Niles
 1915 Hearts in Exile
Hope Ivanovna
 1915 The Deep Purple
Doris Moore
 1914/I Lola
Lola Barnhelun
 1914 The Fates and Flora Fourflush
Flora Fourflush
 1914 Taken by Storm (Short)
Betty - the Willful Wife
 1914 David Garrick (Short)
Ada Ingot
 1914 My Official Wife
Helene Marie
 1914 Happy-Go-Lucky (Short)
 1914 The Violin of M'sieur (Short)
Yvonne - Gerome's Daughter
 1914 The Awakening of Barbara Dare (Short)
Dorothy Clayton
 1914 The Silver Snuff Box (Short)
Amy - Julian's Granddaughter
 1914 Her Husband (Short)
Dora Allen - Mrs. Tom Harcourt
 1914 Some Steamer Scooping (Short)
Clara Lane - a Journalist
 1914 Goodness Gracious (Short)
 1914 The Perplexed Bridegroom (Short)
Lucy Demly - the Bride
 1913 Up in a Balloon (Short)
Betty Simpson
 1913 Love's Sunset (Short)
Nita Travers
 1913 Beauty Unadorned (Short)
Helen Preston
 1913 A Lesson in Jealousy (Short)
Mabel - the Wife
 1913 Betty in the Lions' Den (Short)
 1913 Fellow Voyagers (Short)
Mrs. Gray - a Widow
 1913 Jerry's Mother-in-Law (Short)
Jerry's Wife
 1913 On Their Wedding Eve (Short)
Edna Morvell
 1913 The Pirates (Short)
Helen Merwin
 1913/II The Test (Short)
Eleanor Anstruther
 1913 Extremities (Short)
Gladys Robinson
 1913 John Tobin's Sweetheart (Short)
Cameo Appearance
 1913 The Hindoo Charm (Short)
Phyllis - the Step-Mother
 1913 Cupid Versus Women's Rights (Short)
Madge Trenton
 1913 The Lonely Princess (Short)
The Princess, Prince Raffaello's Daughter
 1913 A Maid of Mandalay (Short)
Ma May
 1913 A Faithful Servant (Short)
Nina, Count Gullio's Sweetheart
 1913 The Taming of Betty (Short)
 1913 The Spirit of the Orient (Short)
 1913 Jack's Chrysanthemum (Short)
Kichimatsu, a Japanese Maiden
 1913 Delayed Proposals (Short)
Marion Van Sicklen
 1913 The White Slave; or, the Octoroon (Short)
Zoe - the Octoroon
 1913 The Wrath of Osaka (Short)
 1913 The Mystery of the Stolen Jewels (Short)
First Thief
 1913 Mr. Mintern's Misadventures (Short)
Muriel Leach
 1913 The Mystery of the Stolen Child (Short)
The Nurse
 1913 Getting Up a Practice (Short)
Emily Irving, Dr. Lyons' Sweetheart
 1913 The Way Out (Short)
Emma Bindley - a Spinster
 1913 Put Yourself in Their Place (Short)
Mr. Kent's Daughter
 1913/I The Old Guard (Short)
 1913 Beau Brummel (Short)
Helen Ballarat
 1913 Stenographer Troubles (Short)
A Typist
 1913 When Mary Grew Up (Short)
 1913 The Volunteer Strike Breakers (Short)
Harris's Fiancée
 1913 What a Change of Clothes Did (Short)
John Mason's Fiancée
 1913/II The Interrupted Honeymoon (Short)
Mrs. Adele Young - the Wife
 1913 The Little Minister (Short)
Lady Babbie
 1913 Love Hath Wrought a Miracle (Short)
Rose Graham
 1912 The Eavesdropper (Short)
 1912 In the Flat Above (Short)
Priscilla Putnam - a Music Teacher
 1912 Lord Browning and Cinderella (Short)
 1912 Lessons in Courtship (Short)
 1912 Poet and Peasant (Short)
Toinette Savard, the Daughter
 1912 A Mistake in Spelling (Short)
Mabel Moore, Fred's Fiancée
 1912 Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgers (Short)
Mrs. Edson
 1912/I The Irony of Fate (Short)
 1912 A Vitagraph Romance (Short)
Caroline - the Senator's Daughter
 1912 Popular Betty (Short)
Betty Wilson
 1912 Wanted, a Sister (Short)
Evelyn Marshall
 1912 Rock of Ages (Short)
 1912/I A Lively Affair (Short)
Dorothy - the Maid
 1912 The Money Kings (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912 The Troublesome Step-Daughters (Short)
An Assistant in the Toy Shop
 1912 When Roses Wither (Short)
Howard's Wife
 1912 Lulu's Doctor (Short)
Aunt Madge Marion
 1912 Half a Hero
Mabel Kemp
 1912 Mockery (Short)
Princess Dolorosa
 1912 The Picture Idol (Short)
Beth Ward, A Passionate Fan of Howard Hanson's
 1912 Professor Optimo (Short)
 1912 Dr. LaFleur's Theory (Short)
The Criminal's Moll
 1912 The Old Kent Road (Short)
Sue Simmonds, Their Daughter
 1912 The Pipe (Short)
Dingley's Wife
 1912 The Jocular Winds of Fate (Short)
Alice De Voe
 1912 The Haunted Rocker (Short)
Madge Boggs - the Daughter
 1912 Cardinal Wolsey (Short)
Anne Boleyn
 1911 Lady Godiva (Short)
 1910 The Last of the Saxons (Short)
 1910 Ransomed; or, A Prisoner of War (Short)
Captain Jack's Wife
 1910 The Sepoy's Wife (Short)
The Sepoy's Wife
 1910/I Uncle Tom's Cabin (Short)
 1909 A Midsummer Night's Dream (Short)
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Personal Quote:

[on why she never dyed her by-then-graying hair] Why should I try to fool the public? They have stood by me all these years.


When in the early 1920s the Los Angeles City Council passed an ordinance banning parking in downtown LA in order to discourage women from driving, Kimball led a protest that forced the Council to overturn the ban. See more »

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