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Mary Philbin

Mary Philbin
Philbin in 1922
Personal information
Birth nameMary L. Philbin
Birth dateJuly 16, 1903
Place of birthChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of deathMay 7, 1993(age 89)
Death placeHuntington Beach, California, U.S.

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Mary Philbin (July 16, 1903 May 7, 1993) was a notable film actress of the silent film era. Philbin is probably best remembered for playing the roles of Christine Daaé in the 1925 film The Phantom of the Opera opposite screen legend Lon Chaney and Dea in The Man Who Laughs. Both of these roles cast her as the beauty in a Beauty and the Beast-type story.


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