Charlotte Merriam
Date of Birth
Apr 05, 1906
Birth Place:
Sheridan, IL


The daughter of an army colonel, blond Charlotte Merriam entered films at the age of 13 when offered a contract by Universal during a visit to that studio. She had a couple of good supporting roles in the early '20s -- Captain Blood (1924), Edna Ferber's So Big (1924) -- but was playing bit parts by the end of the silent era. After the advent of sound, the no longer quite young Merriam began...