Mary Thurman
Date of Birth
Apr 27, 1895
Birth Place:
Richfield, UT


A Mack Sennett "Bathing Beauty" destined, they said, for better things, red-headed Mary Thurman (née Christiansen) instead became one of the silent era's most tragic personalities. A former schoolteacher from Utah, Thurman had skyrocketed to fame at the Sennett comedy asylum in the late 1910s and was establishing herself as a tragedienne when contracting malaria while filming Down Upon the...