Mildred Harris
(11/29/1901 - 07/20/1944)

Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Mildred Harris made her first screen appearances at the age of eleven in the Francis Ford and Thomas H. Ince directed 1912 Western film short The Post Telegrapher then went on to play a variety of juvenile roles, including turns in the Oz film series produced by The Wonderful Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum. She was a prominent child actor throughout the 1910s. She eventually graduated to leading lady assignments, working under the direction of such prominent filmmakers as Cecil B. DeMille and D.W. Griffith throughout the 1910s. In 1914, she was hired by The Oz Film Manufacturing Company to portray Fluff in The Magic Cloak of Oz and Button-Bright in His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz. Her contract was not signed until The Patchwork Girl of Oz was already in production and she did not, in spite of what some sources claim, appear in that film. In 1916, at the age of 15, Mildred Harris appeared in Griffith's colossal film epic Intolerance alongside another new teenaged Griffith protégé, Carol Dempster. The two young starlets were cast by Griffith as Babylonian harem girls. Griffith would cast Harris yet again as a harem girl in his 1919 film The Fall of Babylon.

She appeared in 132 films in her career from 1912 to 1944.

Available Films

Hoodoo Ann (1916)

Dangerous Traffic (1926)

The Cruise of the Jasper B (1926)

The Power of the Press (1928)