Carmel Myers

Carmel Myers

  • Highest Rated: 100% Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1926)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)
  • Birthday: Apr 4, 1899
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Those latter-day historians who deride director D.W. Griffith for his alleged anti-Semitism should take note that one of his most famous protégées was Carmel Myers, the daughter of a San Francisco rabbi. Making her film debut with Griffith's Triangle company in 1916, the bewitchingly beautiful Myers went on to star opposite such luminaries as Douglas Fairbanks, John Barrymore, and Rudolph Valentino. She developed into one of screendom's most alluring "vamps," never more so than as Iras in the 1926 version of Ben-Hur. Surviving the talkie revolution, she played a number of good character parts, notably as Barrymore's cast-off mistress in Svengali (1931). Officially retiring in the mid-'40s, Myers resurfaced as a Los Angeles TV hostess in the 1950s; her 15-minute interview series The Carmel Myers Show was picked up by the ABC network in 1951. She continued sporadically accepting acting roles into the 1970s, showing up as herself on an episode of TV's Sanford and Son, and joining dozens of other movie veterans to play a cameo role in the 1976 feature Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood. The sister of screenwriter Zion Myers, Carmel Myers was also the mother of novelist Ralph Blum and actresses Susan Adams Kennedy and Mary Ufland.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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20% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Woman Journalist 1976
No Score Yet Whistle Stop Estelle 1946
No Score Yet George White's Scandals (George White's Scandals of 1945) Leslie 1945
No Score Yet Lady for a Night Mayor's wife 1942
No Score Yet Pleasure Actor 1932
83% Svengali Honori 1931
No Score Yet The Mad Genius Sonya Preskoya 1931
No Score Yet Chinatown After Dark Madame Ying Su 1931
No Score Yet Broadway Scandals Actor 1929
No Score Yet Four Walls Bertha 1928
No Score Yet Sorrell and Son Flo Palfrey 1927
No Score Yet Tell It to the Marines Zaya 1926
100% Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Iras 1926
No Score Yet Beau Brummel Lady Hester Stanhope 1924
No Score Yet The Love Gambler Jean McClelland 1922
No Score Yet All Night Actor 1918
No Score Yet The Matrimaniac Actor 1916
No Score Yet Poisoned Paradise (Poisoned Paradise: The Forbidden Story of Monte Carlo) Actor

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