Mildred Harris

Highest Rated: 97% Intolerance (1916)
Lowest Rated: 71% Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
Birthday: Nov 29, 1901
Birthplace: Not Available
Actress Mildred Harris made her first screen appearances at age 9 then went on to play a variety of juvenile roles in the "Oz" film series produced by Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum. She graduated to leading lady assignments, working under the direction of such prominent filmmakers as Cecil B. DeMille and D.W. Griffith. In 1917, she married Charlie Chaplin, but the union only lasted until 1920. Cashing in on the failed marriage, producer Louis B. Mayer signed Harris to a series of films, billing her as Mildred Harris Chaplin -- an exploitive decision that resulted in a public fistfight between Mayer and Chaplin. Though she continued to enjoy moderate success in the 1920s, Harris was washed up by the early 1930s. Among her few memorable roles of the talkie era was her parody of a haughty movie queen (which she'd actually been only a decade earlier) in the 1936 Three Stooges 2-reeler Movie Maniacs. Harris tried for a comeback in vaudeville and burlesque, at one point touring in a sketch with young comic Phil Silvers. Harris continued to work in the 1940s through the kindness of her former director Cecil B. DeMille, who cast her in bit parts in Reap the Wild Wind (1942) and The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944). Mildred Harris died of pneumonia at the age of 43.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Civil War Films of the Silent Era Actor 2002
95% Hail the Conquering Hero Marine Colonel's Wife 1944
No Score Yet Great Guy Actor 1942
71% Reap the Wild Wind Dancing Lady 1942
No Score Yet Dangerous Traffic Helen Leonard 1926
No Score Yet Beyond the Border Actor 1925
No Score Yet Fool's Paradise Rosa Duchene 1921
No Score Yet The Americano Actor 1917
97% Intolerance Harem Girl 1916
No Score Yet Hoodoo Ann Goldie 1916
No Score Yet The Matrimaniac Actor 1916
No Score Yet His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz Button-Bright, an American boy 1914
No Score Yet The Magic Cloak of Oz Fluff 1914


No Score Yet The Three Stooges
Leading Lady
  • 1936


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