Mabel Taliaferro

Active - 1914 - 1940  |   Born - Jan 1, 1887   |   Died - Jan 1, 1979   |   Genres - Drama, Romance

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Before Mary Pickford was named "America's Sweetheart," actress Mabel Taliaferro was known as "the Sweetheart of American Movies." Born in New York City, she was a small child when she first began appearing on Broadway. In 1911, she appeared in the Selig Studios filmization of Cinderella. Taliaferro continued performing in films through her retirement in 1921. In 1940, she appeared in one final film, My Love Came Back. Taliaferro is the sister of film and stage actress Edith Taliaferro and the cousin of actress Bessie Barriscale.