Carol Dempster

Carol Dempster

About Carol Dempster

Carol Dempster (December 9, 1901--February 1, 1991) was an American film actress of the silent film era. Born in Duluth, Minnesota, Dempster got her start in films as a protege of legendary film director D.W. Griffith alongside other Griffith actresses of the mid-1910s Lillian and Dorothy Gish and Mae Marsh. Griffith gave Dempster her first role at age 15 in his colossal 1916 all-star cast Intolerance playing one of the Babylonian harem girls alongside another teenaged newcomer, Mildred Harris. Dempster would eventually become one of Griffiths 'favorites' and cast her in nearly every one of his films throughout the 1920s, allegedly to the irritation of Mae Marsh and Lillian Gish.

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