Stella LeSaint

Stella LeSaint

Original Name Stella Razeto
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Death 21 Sep 1948 (aged 67)
Malibu, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Chapel Columbarium, 1st floor, north wall, T-4, N-9
Memorial ID 7940713 · View Source
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Actress. Stella Razeto received notoriety in the pioneer days of the American film industry, appearing in seven black-and-white silent films as the heroine. She started her acting career on the stage with the Florence Roberts Company in San Francisco, California. Later, she relocated to New York City performing in Vaudeville acts and forming the “Stella Razeto and Company” group. She left the stage for health reasons for a short time. Returning to the stage, she joined the Majestic Company with the husband and wife team of Mabel Trunnelle and Herbert Prior . She then accepted a position with Selig Polyscope Company, where she met her future husband and director, Edward LeSaint. Her marriage to LeSaint, was announced in articles published in the January 17, 1914 issue of “Moving Picture World” and the January 28, 1914 issue of the “New York Drama Mirror.” The couple were married on Christmas Day of 1913 at her parents' home. After she was married, she was credited in films as Stella LeSaint. The 1915 film “The Long Chance,” which was an adaption of the Peter B. Kyne 's novel, gave her a lead role. She had the lead female role of “ Maida Odell” in the series of five movies of “Lord John in New York,” which were released between 1915 to 1916 and directed by her husband. She is credited as having roles in 34 films, but after her silent films, she took supporting roles. She played the role of a nameless woman in the 1942 film “The Wife Takes a Flyer” and in the 1940 Paramount film, “A Night at Earl Carroll's, in which her husband played a bit part in what would be his last film. She was known for always having her beloved wired-hair Irish terrier, Paddy Wuffen, with her.

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