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Barbara Castleton

Barbara Castleton

Barbara Castleton
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Quick Facts

Intro Actress
Was Actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 14 September 1894, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, U.S.A.
Death 23 December 1978, Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida, U.S.A. (aged 84 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


Barbara Castleton (September 14, 1894 – December 23, 1978) was an American silent film actress. Castleton appeared in motion pictures from 1914 through 1923, accumulating twenty-eight screen credits.


Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Castleton was one of the lower echelon stars who made films for Samuel Goldwyn Studio, along with Cullen Landis, James Kirkwood, and Rowland Lee. The company's major stars were Madge Kennedy, Geraldine Farrar, Will Rogers, and Tom Moore. Her first performance as a film actress came in The Ordeal (1914). She had the lead in Branding Iron (1920), a film directed by Reginald Barker.

Personal life and death

Her first husband was George W. Zimmerman, an attorney from Vancouver, British Columbia. Castleton won a divorce suit from Zimmerman in October 1921 in Reno, Nevada. She contended that he gambled and lived beyond his income. The decree was granted on ground of cruelty. Castleton wed playwright Willard Mack in June 1920.

Castleton was a collector of furniture. In March 1923 she purchased a pair of early seventeenth century blue velvet armchairs with Van Dyke fringe and an octagonal walnut center table with an elaborate carved base, also from the seventeenth century. The pieces were purchased at the Dabissi sale of fine old furniture held at the American Art Galleries in New York City.

Castleton died in Boca Raton, Florida in 1978.


Advertisement (1917)
Still from The Child Thou Gavest Me (1921) with Barbara Castleton (left) and Richard Headrick as the child Bobby.
Year Title Role Notes
1914 The Ordeal Alternative title: The Mothers of Liberty
1916 A Daughter of the Gods
1917 For the Freedom of the World Betty Milburn
Her Good Name Agnes Gurnee
God's Man Bertie
On Trial Mrs. Robert Strickland
Parentage Agnes Melton
Sins of Ambition Ruth Maxwell
1918 Empty Pockets Muriel Schuyler
Vengeance Lady Elsie Drillingcourt
The Heart of a Girl Betty Lansing
Heredity Nedda Trevor, as an adult Alternative title: The Blood of the Trevors
Just Sylvia Sylvia
1919 Peg o' My Heart Ethel Chicester *first filmed version of famous play produced by Famous Players-Lasky. It was never released due to copyright conflict with J. Hartley Manners and his wife Laurette Taylor. Taylor starred in a permitted version in 1922 for Metro Pictures directed by King Vidor
What Love Forgives
The Silver King
The Rough Neck Frances Alternative title: The Roughneck
The Man Who Turned White
Dangerous Hours May Weston
1920 Dangerous Days Audrey Valentine
Out of the Storm Margaret Hill
The Branding Iron Joan Carver
1921 The Child Thou Gavest Me Norma Huntley
1922 False Fronts Helen Baxter
What's Wrong with the Women? Janet Lee
The Streets of New York Lucy Bloodgood
My Friend the Devil Anna Ryder
1923 The Net Allayne Norman
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