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Margaret Morris (actress)

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Birth dateNovember 7, 1898
Place of birthMinneapolis, Minnesota
Date of deathJune 7, 1968(age 69)
Death placeLos Angeles, California
OccupationFilm actress

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Margaret Morris (November 7, 1898 - June 7, 1968) was an American film actress of the silent film era, and into the 1930s.

Morris, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was the great-niece to former US President Benjamin Harrison. She became interested in acting by her late teens, and moved to Hollywood to pursue an acting career. At 22 she starred in her first film, the 1920 movie Her First Elopement. Her career went on a fast track from there, with her starring in eleven films through 1924, which included the 1923 film The Ghost City opposite Pete Morrison, and The Galloping Ace opposite Jack Hoxie in 1924.

Also in 1924, she was one of thirteen girls selected as "WAMPAS Baby Stars", a list that included future Hollywood legend Clara Bow and Elinor Fair. She would star in another twenty eight films through 1929, and was at the height of her career. However, like many early film stars, she did not transition well with the advent of sound films. In 1932 she starred opposite Tom Tyler in Single-Handed Sanders, a western. She would have several B-movie roles, mostly uncredited, from 1932 to 1937. Her last film was The Toast of New York, an uncredited role, in 1937.

She retired from acting that same year, but remained in Los Angeles. She died there on June 7, 1968, aged 69.

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