Silent Movie actors
George O’Brien -- pictured here in 1929 -- was popular during the silent film era and into the talkie era of the 1930s; best known today as the lead actor in F.W. Murnau's 1927 film "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans." On a side note, his father Dan O'Brien was the Chief of Police in San Francisco who ordered the arrest of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle in September 1921 at the now legendary scandalous Labor Day party held by Arbuckle. Small world!
John Bunny (1863-1915) The first comic star of American silent film. When Bunny died the New York Times stated: "The name John Bunny will always be linked to the movies." Little did movie fans of 1915 realize that he would be completely forgotten the next year and omitted from many books on silent movies 70-80 years later. [By previous pinner]
Lawrence "Larry" Semon (July 6, 1889 – October 8, 1928) was an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter during the silent film era. In his day, Semon was considered a major movie comedian, but he is now remembered mainly for working with both Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy before they started working together. He is also sometimes noted for directing (as well as appearing in) the 1925 silent film Wizard of Oz,