Marguerite Courtot

Marguerite Gabrielle Courtot (August 20, 1897 – May 28, 1986) was an American silent film actress. Courtot was born in Summit, New Jersey of French ancestry. She became a child model and in June 1912, while not yet fifteen years old, joined the Kalem Company, appearing in 1913's "The Riddle of the Tin Soldier" alongside star Alice Joyce and Harry F. Millarde who was making his film debut. Between then and 1916 Courtot made thirty-seven films for Kalem including the starring role in "The Ventures of Marguerite," a sixteen episode action/adventure serial. Following the Kalem Company's merger with Vitagraph Studios, Courtot starred in the Gaumont Pictures production of "The Dead Alive," directed by Henri J. Vernot. After several films with Jesse L. Lasky's Famous Players Film Company and smaller independents, Marguerite Courtot took most of 1918 off to use her public persona to tour the country to promote America's World War I effort in Europe. When the war ended, she returned to film, joining Pathé.


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