Mary McAllister
Date of Birth
May 27, 1909
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, CA


In films from early childhood, Mary McAllister became famous as "the First Baby Star of the Films," appearing in such Essanay productions as an early version of Elmer Rice's On Trial (1917) and Pants (1917). In the latter, her favorite film, she was very Mary Pickford-ish as a little rich girl masquerading as a boy. When Essanay folded in 1918, McAllister returned to school and eventually...