Alice Lake

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Alice Lake
Alicelake1921.jpg
Alice Lake, 1921
Born(1895-09-12)September 12, 1895
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
DiedNovember 15, 1967(1967-11-15) (aged 72)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1912–1936
Spouse(s)Robert Williams (m. 1924–25)
 
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Alice Lake
Alicelake1921.jpg
Alice Lake, 1921
Born(1895-09-12)September 12, 1895
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
DiedNovember 15, 1967(1967-11-15) (aged 72)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1912–1936
Spouse(s)Robert Williams (m. 1924–25)

Alice Lake (September 12, 1895 – November 15, 1967) was an American film actress. She began her career during the silent film era and often appeared in comedy shorts opposite Roscoe Arbuckle.

Career[edit]

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Lake began her career as a dancer.[1] She made her screen debut was in 1912, and she appeared in a number of comedy shorts by Mack Sennett. Lake was often the leading lady of Roscoe Arbuckle in comedies like Oh Doctor! (1917) and The Cook (1918). Arbuckle directed both films and was joined by Buster Keaton who had a leading role Oh Doctor.

Lake also played dramatic roles with Bert Lytell in Blackie's Redemption and The Lion's Den, both from 1919. During the 1920s she appeared in a number of Metro silent film features as the lead actress. At the height of her career she earned $1,200 per week as a motion picture actress. Lake had only limited success in dramatic roles. Following the introduction of talkies, her parts in films began to wane and she only performed in supporting roles. Her last appearance in film was in 1935 with a bit part in Frisco Kid. In all her screen credits numbered ninety-six.

Personal life[edit]

In March 1924, Lake married fellow actor Robert Williams, but they were divorced in 1925. The couple separated and reunited three times before they made a permanent break. Williams was a vaudeville performer who had appeared in a number of stage plays. He was previously married to singer Marion Harris.

Death[edit]

Lake died of a heart attack at Paradise Sanitarium in Hollywood, California. She was 71. She is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood.

For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Alice Lake has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1620 Vine Street.

Selected filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1916The MoonshinersLady Jocelyn
1916The Waiters' BallA Fair Customer
1916A Creampuff RomanceAlternative title: His Alibi
1917The Butcher BoyUncredited
1917A Reckless RomeoWifeAlternative title: A Creampuff Romance
1917The Rough HouseMrs. Rough
1917His Wedding Night
1917The Texas Sphinx
1917Coney IslandUndetermined RoleUncredited
1917A Country HeroSchoolteacher
1918Out WestSalvation Army WomanAlternative title: The Sheriff
1918The Bell BoyCutie Cuticle, manicurist
1918MoonshineMoonshiner's Daughter
1918Good Night, Nurse!Crazy Woman
1919Camping Out
1919A Desert Hero
1919Lombardi, Ltd.
1920The GarageUndetermined RoleUncredited
1922More to Be Pitied Than ScornedViola Lorraine
1922I Am the LawJoan Cameron
1923The Unknown PurpleJewel Marchmont
1934The Girl from MissouriPaige's ManicuristUncredited
1934Babes in ToylandTownswomanUncredited
1935Frisco KidUndetermined RoleUncredited

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Oderman, Stuart (2005). Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle: A Biography Of The Silent Film Comedian, 1887-1933. McFarland. p. 88. ISBN 0-7864-2277-7. 

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