Kathleen Kirkham
Date of Birth
Apr 15, 1895
Birth Place:
Menominee, MI

Biography

American silent-screen leading lady Kathleen Kirkham played Lady Greystoke, Tarzan's mother, in the ape-man's cinematic debut, Tarzan of the Apes (1918). But usually the dark-haired actress portrayed that early 20th century mainstay, the man-eating vamp. Theda Bara popularized the character in the 1914 A Fool There Was and imitators cropped up almost immediately, from the aging Virginia Pearson to...