Blanche Sweet
Date of Birth
Jun 18, 1895
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL


Actress Blanche Sweet was typically cast as the strong-willed heroine in silent films. She was a favorite of D.W. Griffith. Born in Chicago into a family of show people, she began her professional career as a dancer at age 4. A decade later, in 1909, Sweet, now a 14-year old stage veteran, debuted in films working for Biograph. Unlike other heroines of her time such as Lillian Gish and May Marsh,...