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Ethel Clayton



One of the silent screen's great portrayers of suffering womanhood, blonde Ethel Clayton was publicized as being incapable of giving a bad performance. Unfortunately, most of her vehicles were beneath her and she was playing minor supporting roles by the late '20s. A member of the Frawley Stock Company, Clayton had toured with Edwin Stephens prior to making her screen debut with the Philadelphia-based Lubin Mfg. Company in 1911. She later appeared in six melodramas either co-starring or directed by her husband Joseph Kaufman, including The House Next Door (1914), a Romeo & Juliet-inspired melodrama set among Catholics and Jews in New York. After Kaufman's death in 1918, Clayton married prolific silent screen star Ian Keith, with whom she appeared many years later in The Buccaneer (1938). She continued playing small roles on screen until at least 1948.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Perils of Pauline
  • Lady Montague
1947
100% The Major and the Minor
  • Bit Woman
1942
No Score Yet If I Were King
  • Old woman
1938
100% You and Me
  • Woman
1938
No Score Yet The Buccaneer
  • Actor
1938
No Score Yet Artists and Models Abroad
  • Woman
1938
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond's Revenge
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Souls at Sea
  • Passenger
1937
No Score Yet Exclusive
  • Bit
1937
100% Easy Living
  • Bit
1937
100% Make Way for Tomorrow
  • Woman Customer
1937
No Score Yet Artists and Models
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Easy to Take
  • Relative
1936
No Score Yet Secrets
  • Audrey Carlton as an Adult
1933
No Score Yet The Crooked Circle
  • Yvonne
1932
No Score Yet Mother Machree
  • Mrs. Cutting
1928
No Score Yet Risky Business
  • Mrs. Strouds
1926
No Score Yet Exit the Vamp
  • Mrs. Marion Shipley
1921

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