Florence Lawrence
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1886

Biography

Originally known as the "Biograph Girl," Florence Lawrence is most famous for being the first Hollywood actor to be publicly known by her given name. Prior to that, studios would ascribe nicknames to their players in order to prevent actors from become more famous than the studios and therefore being able to demand higher salaries. Lawrence got her start appearing in some of D.W. Griffith's first...