Carlyle Blackwell

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Carlyle Blackwell (January 20, 1884 – June 17, 1955) was an American silent film actor and a minor director and producer. Born in Troy, Pennsylvania, he made his film debut in the 1910 Vitagraph Studios production of Uncle Tom's Cabin directed by J. Stuart Blackton. Between then and 1930, when talkies ended his acting career, he appeared in more than 180 films. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Blackwell has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6340 Hollywood Boulevard. After his final film in 1930, Blackwell turned to performing on stage in live theatre. Carlyle Blackwell died in Miami, Florida in 1955, aged 71. He was married three times, first to actress Ruth Hartman, mother of his daughter and son. Divorced from Hartman for desertion in 1923, in 1926 he married second wife Leah Barnato, known as the " Queen of Diamonds". She was the daughter of a South African diamond millionaire and sister of Woolf Barnato. His third wife was former Ziegfield girl Avonne Taylor, whom he met on a transatlantic crossing and married in 1933 after divorcing Leah Blackwell in 1932.

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