Norma Talmadge Age, Birthday, Biography, Wiki, Movies & More

Norma Talmadge started her career in one-reelers in 1909 for Vitagraph, playing bit roles as a young teenager starting. As she continually worked at the studio over the next several years, her parts grew until she frequently started as the leading lady.

Her young promising career got a huge boost after her marriage to exhibitor Joseph M. Schenck. Together, they formed the Norma Talmadge Film Corporation in 1917 and began producing Star vechiles for Talmadge. Specializing in melodramas and woman’s pictures, Talmadge became one of the biggest stars of the 1920s, starting in hits such as Smilin’ Through, Secrets, The Lady, and Kiki.

With her star already fading when the talkie revolution swept Hollywood, Talmadge made just two sound films before retiring from the screen. Although largely forgotten today, Talmadge was a pioneering producer and director who stood as one of the most popular and powerful women in early Hollywood.

Norma Talmadge

Norma Talmadge Biography / Wiki

Name Norma Talmadge
Also Know
Gender Female
Known For Acting
Place of Birth Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Date of Birth 1893-05-26
Age(as in 2022) 64
Deathday 1957-12-24

Norma Talmadge Acting Movies

Movie Name Character Release Date Overview
Camille Marguerite Gautier (Camille) 1927-09-04 Based on the 1852 novel and play La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils….
The Dove Dolores 1927-12-31 Norma Talmadge plays a Mexican saloon singer, known as ‘The Dove.’ She is romanced by a young caballero and menaced by a Villa-like brute of a dictato…
The Devil’s Needle Renee Duprez 1916-08-12 Renee is a French artist’s model who uses morphine as an escape from the dull reality of her life. She recommends it to a neurotic artist because “it…
New York Nights Jill Deverne 1929-12-28 Show girl Jill Deverne is married to song writer Fred Deverne, and everyone is involved in the Broadway night life and endless parties. Jill is being …
Within the Law Mary Turner 1923-04-28 When Mary Turner is sent to prison for a crime she did not commit, she vows upon her release to take vengeance on those who wronged her, always stayin…
Secrets Mary Carlton 1924-03-24 An old woman’s memories are rekindled as she rereads her diary. She recalls her youth in England when she married a suitor over the objections of her …
A Helpful (?) Sisterhood Mary 1914-03-30 This is a very crudely made morality tale of a young college girl who is made a fuss of by a society sorority because she happens to have known a woma…
Going Straight Grace Remington 1916-06-03 A man and his wife both have criminal pasts, but have quit crime and are now respectable citizens. One day a member of their old gang shows up and thr…
The Forbidden City San San / Toy 1918-10-06 The daughter of a Chinese mandarin is sentenced to death for her secret marriage to an American. Their child, raised in the mandarin’s palace, grows u…
A Lady and Her Maid Belinda 1913-05-21 The photographer sends miss Ophelia a dozen photographs of her in different poses. Selecting the best one, she presents it to her favorite boarder, Bi…
Ashes of Vengeance Yolande de Breux 1923-08-06 This historical piece, set in the Huguenot days of France, is Norma Talmadge’s 37th feature film and the longest to date at two hours. The plot involv…
Kiki Kiki 1926-04-04 Kiki, a poor young woman who sells newspapers on the street corners of Paris, is able to land a job singing and dancing at a nearby theater. While she…
The Safety Curtain Puck 1918-07-10 Puck is a music hall dancer, married to an abusive husband. One night the music hall catches fire. Puck is rescued by an army officer and her husband …
Smilin’ Through Kathleen / Moonyeen 1922-02-13 The story is essentially the same as the popular Jane Cowl play, with Talmadge in the dual role of Kathleen and Moonyean. Kathleen, a young Irish woma…
A Daughter of Two Worlds Jennie Malone 1920-01-05
The Heart of Wetona Wetona 1919-01-05 After the half-breed daughter of a Comanche chief falls for a young engineer who deserts her, she turns to a white Indian agent who marries her….
Du Barry, Woman of Passion Madame Du Barry 1930-10-10 Jeannette Vaubernier, an impulsive shopgirl en route to deliver a hat, dreams of luxury and position as she saunters through the woods, and attracted …
The Social Secretary Mayme 1916-09-16 An attractive young girl struggles to hold a job as she deals with unwanted romantic advances from her boss….
Under the Daisies Viola Martin 1913-09-12 There are many things to admire besides settings and acting in the feature play “Under the Daisies,” and perhaps the foremost is the affecting poem on…
His Official Appointment The Secretary of State’s Daughter 1912-11-04 This touching short film lasts only 10 minutes, 34 seconds, but is rather engaging. Charles Kent is an old man, who has spent all he owns on influenci…
Solitaires Julia 1913-07-08 Frank and Julia are very good friends, both being single, and live in adjoining apartments. Getting a letter from a friend who asks him to buy an enga…
The New Moon Princess Marie Pavlovna 1919-05-11 When anarchist bombs disrupt the engagement ball of Princess Marie Pavlovna, her fiancé, Prince Michail Koloyar, helps her to escape in a carriage. T…
The Children in the House Cora 1916-04-29 Silent melodrama….
Her Only Way Lucille Westbrook 1918-08-18 The Westbrook family has been ruined financially, and when the daughter Lucille comes home from boarding school, she finds herself in a terrible dilem…
The Woman Disputed Mary Ann Wagner 1928-09-01 An adventuress in love with an Austrian agrees to become the mistress of a Russian officer in exchange for the release of Austrian hostages….
Panthea Panthea Romoff 1917-01-07 A woman sacrifices everything for her husband’s career….
The Moth Lucy Gillam 1917-10-01 A 1917 film directed by Edward José….
De Luxe Annie Julie Kendal (De Luxe Annie II) 1918-05-19 A 1918 film directed by Roland West….
The Law of Compensation Flora Graham / Ruth Graham 1917-04-01 A 1917 film directed by Joseph A. Golden & Julius Steger…
By Right of Purchase Margot Hughes 1918-02-01 A 1918 film directed by Charles Miller….
Poppy Poppy Destinn 1917-05-04 A 1917 film directed by Edward José…
The Ghosts of Yesterday Ruth Graham / Jeanne La Fleur 1918-01-19 After his wife/model has died of starvation with her portrait unfinished, an impoverished artist meets another woman with a striking resemblance to he…
The Secret of the Storm Country Tess Skinner 1917-11-01 A 1917 film directed by Charles Miller….
The Probation Wife Josephine Mowbray 1919-05-24 A 1919 film directed by Sidney Franklin….
The Woman Gives Inga Sonderson 1920-03-29 A 1920 film directed by Roy William Neill….
The Isle of Conquest Ethel Harmon 1919-10-26 A 1919 film directed by Edward José….
The Wonderful Thing Jacqueline Laurentine Boggs 1921-11-07 A 1921 film directed by Herbert Brenon….
The Way of a Woman Nancy Lee 1919-07-27 A 1919 film directed by Robert Z. Leonard….
The Passion Flower Acacia, The Passion Flower 1921-04-02 A 1921 film directed by Herbert Brenon….
The Eternal Flame Duchesse de Langeais 1922-09-17 A 1922 film directed by Frank Lloyd….
The Voice from the Minaret Lady Adrienne Carlyle 1923-01-28 Lord Carlyle governs a province in India. Although he weds the beautiful Adrienne, he can’t make her love him. And no wonder — he’s not only cruel, h…
Love’s Redemption Jennie Dobson (aka Ginger) 1921-12-19 A 1921 film directed by Albert Parker….
The Branded Woman Ruth Sawyer 1920-09-05 A 1920 film directed by Albert Parker….
The Song of Love Noorma-hal 1923-12-24 The Song of Love is a silent film of 1923 directed by Chester M. Franklin and Frances Marion. The film was produced and starred Norma Talmadge….
The Only Woman Helen Brinsley 1924-10-25 A 1924 film directed by Sidney Olcott….
She Loves and Lies Marie Callender, aka Marie Max and June Dayne 1920-01-01 When Marie Callender is left a fortune by a wealthy old admirer on the condition that she marry the man she loves, Marie targets Ernest Lismore but is…
Yes or No Margaret Vane / Minnie Berry 1920-06-28
The Sign on the Door Ann Hunniwell / Mrs. ‘Lafe’ Regan 1921-05-01 A 1921 film directed by Herbert Brenon….
Captivating Mary Carstairs Mary Carstairs 1915-07-10 A 1915 film directed by Bruce Mitchell….
Martha’s Vindication Martha 1916-02-20 A 1916 film directed by Chester M. Franklin….
Fifty-Fifty Naomi Harmon 1916-10-21 Naomi is a young aspiring artist known to her Bohemian friends as “The Nut.” Naomi’s alleged nuttiness does not in any way impede the efforts by wealt…
John Rance, Gentleman Lesbia Vane 1914-07-28 A young woman, Lesbia (Norma Talmadge), who has a summer flirtation with a young doctor named John Rance (Antonio Moreno). She then throws him over. L…
Graustark Princess Yetive 1925-08-30 An American falls for the princess of the Kingdom of Graustark, and decides to her marriage to a dastardly prince….
Sawdust and Salome Mary – a Circus Rider 1914-02-16 A rich swell travels out West to escape marrying a social climber. There, he meets and marries a bareback rider from traveling circus. Bringing her ho…
The Lovely Hundred Herself 1922-12-31 Miss Norma and Miss Constance Talmadge among the girls one of whom they are to select as the New British Film Star….
The Lady Polly Pearl 1925-02-08 A young woman marries the wastrel son of a British aristocrat. Her husband, who has been disinherited by his father, loses what little money he has le…
Father’s Hatband Doris Mason – the Daughter 1913-10-29 A short comic film in which Sam and Doris use the hat of Doris’ father (a manager) to send letters to each other….
The Crown Prince’s Double Shirley Rives 1916-02-07 A 1915 film directed by Van Dyke Brooke….
Mrs. ‘Enry ‘Awkins Liza – Mrs. ‘Enry ‘Awkins 1912-03-13 Noah Clayton, an old coster, who has made a bit of money, lives with his daughter Liza. He is very cranky and very gouty. Henry Hawkins, a young coste…
The Peacemaker 1914-10-14
In Neighboring Kingdoms 1910-12-27
Father’s Hot Toddy First Daughter 1912-10-17 Tired of living alone with his two motherless daughters. Jones decides to take unto himself a wife. She is a charming woman and his daughters readily …
He Fell in Love with His Mother-in-Law The Wife 1913-08-28 That the way to a man’s heart is by means of his appetite, is strikingly shown. Mother-in-law comes to visit the newly wedded couple and finds the you…
The Hero Maude 1914-02-25 Very pretty, very attractive, very young; her name is Maude and she has a beau. He is very fat. Maude is simply crazy about him. She will not consider…
Just Show Folks Rosa 2022-10-02 A day in the life of a family of circus performers….
Fortunes of a Composer The Musician’s Daughter 1912-05-20 A drama about a poor composer who is betrayed by his family and left alone….
An Old Man’s Love Story Ethel Marsham 1913-07-23 Ethel, whose financially distressed parents depend on her marrying into wealth, may be forced to abandon the man she loves for her father’s rich frien…
Bobby’s Father Jane Ramsay – Bobby’s Mother 1912-09-23 Dick Ramsay is a “cracksman” and burglar. His wife, Jane, is a good woman and tries to persuade her husband to give up his dishonest ways. They have o…
A Fortune in a Teacup Mabel Brown – Walter’s Sister 1912-09-14 Tea is served during an afternoon visit of Sybil with her friend Mabel Brown. Sybil begs Mabel to tell her fortune from the tea leaves in her cup. Wal…
A Tale of Two Cities (Mimi) Woman on the way to guillotine 1911-02-20 A condensed silent film version of the Charles Dickens classic about the French Revolution and its subsequent Reign of Terror….
Seeing Stars Herself 1922-10-29 First National gala celebrity banquet with stars….
The Vavasour Ball 1914-01-20
Wanted… a Grandmother 1912-08-09 Kitty Mallory, the young actress, finds herself in straightened circumstances. Looking for the immediate dollar, she sees an “ad” in the newspaper, fo…
Stenographer Troubles A Typist 1913-02-06 A comic one-act film featuring the character Bunny, which takes place in an office….
A Dixie Mother 1910-12-17 Set during and after the Civil War, a Southern mother deals with the loss of both of her sons as one dies and the other marries a Northern nurse….
The Child Crusoes 1911-09-13 Jack, a little orphan, is anxious to become a sailor, and although Captain Rhines refuses to take him aboard his ship, manages to sneak in as a stowaw…
Vampire of the Desert Ethel – Derrick’s Fiancée 1913-05-16 Ishmael, the son of Hagar, an old hag, living on the edge of the desert, falls completely under the charms of Lispeth, a vampire. One day there passes…
The First Violin 1912-02-02 Old Von Shultz, the first violin, finds as he grows older a longing for companionship. Hurrying from the theater the old musician finds little Helen s…
The Higher Mercy Alice 1912-09-10 No matter how absorbed with affairs of state, Abraham Lincoln was always ready to give audience to his little son Tad. Little Tad, playing at the boat…
The Missing Links Myra Holburn 1916-01-16 A 1916 film directed by Lloyd Ingraham….
Getting Up a Practice 1913-03-27 Becoming impatient waiting for patients, young Doctor Bob Lyons is about discouraged. To add to his misery, his sweetheart’s father, Mr. Irving, disti…
Iron and Steel 1914-02-21 Herr Ludwig Kronitz is a king in his own works and rules with a controlling hand. He is known as the “Man of Iron.” He has made a fortune out of the m…
The Meeting of the Ways The Maid 1912-01-12 Tom and Dick are brothers and are being educated at the same college. Tom is a studious fellow and graduates with honors, while Dick is expelled from …
The Troublesome Step-Daughters A Step-Daughter 1912-07-06 A widower with four grown daughters remarries and brings his new wife home to meet them. The girls set out to make life as difficult as possible for t…
In Hollywood with Potash and Perlmutter Herself 1924-09-28 A sequel of sorts, the Jewish ethnic comedy characters of Potash and Perlmutter return from their 1923 debut film, also produced by Goldwyn, but with …
The Battle Cry of Peace Virginia Vandergriff 1915-08-05 Enemy agents under the leadership of “Emanon” conspire with pacifists to keep the American defense appropriations down at a time when forces of the en…
Screen Snapshots (Series 22, No. 10) Self (archive footage) 1942-01-01 The edition of Screen Snapshots celebrates 25 years of production. It looks at the content of edition #1, then a tribute to movie people who have died…

Norma Talmadge Production Movies

Movie Name Job Release Date Overview
The Dove Producer 1927-12-31 Norma Talmadge plays a Mexican saloon singer, known as ‘The Dove.’ She is romanced by a young caballero and menaced by a Villa-like brute of a dictato…
Kiki Producer 1926-04-04 Kiki, a poor young woman who sells newspapers on the street corners of Paris, is able to land a job singing and dancing at a nearby theater. While she…
Secrets Producer 1924-03-24 An old woman’s memories are rekindled as she rereads her diary. She recalls her youth in England when she married a suitor over the objections of her …
Within the Law Producer 1923-04-28 When Mary Turner is sent to prison for a crime she did not commit, she vows upon her release to take vengeance on those who wronged her, always stayin…
The Lady Producer 1925-02-08 A young woman marries the wastrel son of a British aristocrat. Her husband, who has been disinherited by his father, loses what little money he has le…
Panthea Producer 1917-01-07 A woman sacrifices everything for her husband’s career….
De Luxe Annie Producer 1918-05-19 A 1918 film directed by Roland West….
The Woman Disputed Producer 1928-09-01 An adventuress in love with an Austrian agrees to become the mistress of a Russian officer in exchange for the release of Austrian hostages….
The Probation Wife Producer 1919-05-24 A 1919 film directed by Sidney Franklin….
Smilin’ Through Producer 1922-02-13 The story is essentially the same as the popular Jane Cowl play, with Talmadge in the dual role of Kathleen and Moonyean. Kathleen, a young Irish woma…
The Isle of Conquest Producer 1919-10-26 A 1919 film directed by Edward José….
The Branded Woman Producer 1920-09-05 A 1920 film directed by Albert Parker….
The Voice from the Minaret Producer 1923-01-28 Lord Carlyle governs a province in India. Although he weds the beautiful Adrienne, he can’t make her love him. And no wonder — he’s not only cruel, h…
The Sign on the Door Producer 1921-05-01 A 1921 film directed by Herbert Brenon….
Ashes of Vengeance Producer 1923-08-06 This historical piece, set in the Huguenot days of France, is Norma Talmadge’s 37th feature film and the longest to date at two hours. The plot involv…
Camille Producer 1927-09-04 Based on the 1852 novel and play La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils….
Love’s Redemption Producer 1921-12-19 A 1921 film directed by Albert Parker….
The Only Woman Producer 1924-10-25 A 1924 film directed by Sidney Olcott….
Yes or No Producer 1920-06-28
The Wonderful Thing Producer 1921-11-07 A 1921 film directed by Herbert Brenon….
The Eternal Flame Producer 1922-09-17 A 1922 film directed by Frank Lloyd….
The Passion Flower Producer 1921-04-02 A 1921 film directed by Herbert Brenon….
The Song of Love Producer 1923-12-24 The Song of Love is a silent film of 1923 directed by Chester M. Franklin and Frances Marion. The film was produced and starred Norma Talmadge….
New York Nights Producer 1929-12-28 Show girl Jill Deverne is married to song writer Fred Deverne, and everyone is involved in the Broadway night life and endless parties. Jill is being …

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