Blanche Sweet

Sarah Blanche Sweet, Blanche Alexander
06/18/1896 - 09/6/1986

Born Sarah Blanche Sweet on June 18, 1896 in Chicago, Illinois, Blanche Sweet started her stage career when she was four years old. She later achieved success in silent film but was mostly unable to transition to sound film success. Sweet attributed this to her unwillingness to sign a contract. Sweet died from a stroke on Sept. 6, 1986.

Gender: 
Female
Cultural Identity: 
Notable Roles: 
Bessie Ronyane in "A Romance of Athlance"
Headlining in "Sweet and Lovely"
Sources: 
James, George. "Blanche Sweet, Film Actress." New York Times (1923-Current file): 42. Sep 07 1986. ProQuest. Web. 27 Jan. 2015 . Flom, Eric L. Silent Film on the Stages of Seattle: A History of Performances by Hollywood Notables. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2009. Print.