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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Claire McDowell (2 November 1877 – 23 October 1966) was an American actress. She appeared in 360 films between 1908 and 1945. Still somewhat of a youthful beauty when she started in early silent films, McDowell appeared in numerous films, eventually graduating to playing character and mother types. She can be seen to good advantage in Douglas Fairbanks's 1920 The Mark of Zorro. McDowell appeared in two of the biggest films of the silent era, The Big Parade (1925) and Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925), both in which she played mothers. She was married to silent screen character actor Charles Hill Mailes from 1906 to his 1937 death. The couple appeared in numerous silent films together, including The Mark of Zorro. They had two sons, Robert Mailes and Eugene Mailes. Claire McDowell died, aged 88, in Hollywood, California.
November 2, 1877, New York City, New York, USA
October 23, 1966
1920 The Mark of ZorroDona Catalina Pulido 1925 The Big ParadeMrs. Apperson 1925 Ben-HurPrincess of Hur 1931 An American TragedyMrs. Samuel Griffiths 1933 Wild Boys of the RoadMrs. Smith 1934 It Happened One NightMother on Bus (uncredited) 1934 Journal of a CrimeSister at Hospital 1934 BedsideNurse 1934 Imitation of LifeTeacher Outside Classroom (uncredited) 1938 Boys TownNun (uncredited) 1938 Test PilotFuneral Home Associate (uncredited) 1939 Thunder AfloatNurse 1940 Young Tom EdisonWoman at Station 1943 Hangmen Also Die!Counterwoman (uncredited) 1943 This Land Is MineWoman in BathroomLimited to the 15 most popular items