Alice Calhoun

Active - 1920 - 1934  |   Born - Nov 21, 1900   |   Died - Jun 3, 1966   |   Genres - Drama, Western, Romance, Adventure, Crime

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Biography by Hans J. Wollstein

A pretty, brunette, Vitagraph leading lady from Cleveland, Alice Calhoun, according to Vitagraph publicity, was raised to stardom due to public demand. In films straight out of high school, the Madonna-like Calhoun went on to star as Lady Babbie in The Little Minister (1922), but suffered in comparison with Betty Compson in the rival Paramount version of J.M. Barrie's melodrama and was henceforth subjugated to strong leading men like Earle Williams and Milton Sills. One of the few remaining stars when Vitagraph was swallowed up by Warner Bros. in 1925, Calhoun later freelanced in such dreadful films as The Isle of Forgotten Women (1927) and Bride of the Desert (1929). Though the latter, from Poverty Row company Rayart, came with a music score and sound effects, talkies effectively ended Calhoun's acting career. Calhoun continued to appear as an extra until at least 1934.