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Claire McDowell
Birth: Nov. 2, 1876
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 23, 1966
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actress. Born in New York City and descended from a show biz family, she was already a veteran of the stage when director D.W. Griffith brought her into the cinema in 1910. She was usually cast as a matriarch, memorably as John Gilbert's mother in "The Big Parade" (1925), and Ramon Novarro's mother in "Ben-Hur" (1925). In all McDowell appeared in over 350 films before her retirement in 1944. They include "His Trust" (1911), "The Mark of Zorro" (1920), "The Viking" (1928), "Four Devils" (1929), "The Big House" (1930), "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" (1932), and "Wild Boys of the Road" (1933). She was married to actor Charles Hill Mailes. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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  Charles Hill Mailes (1870 - 1937)*
 
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Burial:
Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park
North Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Block G, Section 6516, Lot 1
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: TLS
Record added: Oct 20, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8004380
Claire McDowell
Added by: Bobb Edwards
 
Claire McDowell
Added by: Bobb Edwards
 
Claire McDowell
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