Margaret Livingston

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Margaret Livingston
Margaret Livingston.jpg
in Artists & Models magazine (June 1927)
Born(1895-11-25)November 25, 1895
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
DiedDecember 13, 1984(1984-12-13) (aged 89)
Warrington, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Other namesMarguerite Livingston
Margaret Livingstone
OccupationActress
Years active1916–1934
 
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Margaret Livingston
Margaret Livingston.jpg
in Artists & Models magazine (June 1927)
Born(1895-11-25)November 25, 1895
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
DiedDecember 13, 1984(1984-12-13) (aged 89)
Warrington, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Other namesMarguerite Livingston
Margaret Livingstone
OccupationActress
Years active1916–1934

Margaret Livingston (November 25, 1895 – December 13, 1984) was an American film actress, most notable for her work during the silent film era. She was sometimes credited as Marguerite Livingston or Margaret Livingstone. She remains best known today as "the Woman from the City" in F.W. Murnau's 1927 masterpiece Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans.

Career[edit]

Livingston was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her older sister Ivy also became a film actress.

The younger Livingston made her debut in silent film in 1916. She made over 50 films during the "silent era," most notably in F.W. Murnau's Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, and a further 20 films after she successfully made the transition to sound film in 1929, including Smart Money starring Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney. She occasionally dubbed voices for some other actresses, including Louise Brooks for The Canary Murder Case (1929).

In 1931 she married the band leader Paul Whiteman, and retired from film acting in 1934.

Livingston was a guest on William Randolph Hearst's yacht the Oneida during the weekend in November 1924 with film director and producer Thomas Ince who later died of heart failure. In the Peter Bogdanovich film The Cat's Meow (2001), Livingston, played by Claudia Harrison, is depicted as having an affair with Ince at the time of his death.

Livingston died in Warrington, Pennsylvania.

Filmography[edit]

  • The Chain Invisible (1916)
  • Alimony (1917) (as Marguerite Livingston) as Florence
  • Within the Cup (1918)
  • The Busher (1919)
  • All Wrong (1919) (as Marguerite Livingston) as Ethel Goodwin
  • Haunting Shadows (1920) (as Marguerite Livingston) as Marian Deveraux
  • What's Your Husband Doing? (1920) as Madge Mitchell
  • Water, Water Everywhere (1920) as Martha Beecher
  • Hairpins (1920) as Effie Wainwright
  • The Brute Master (1920) as The Native 'Taupou'
  • The Parish Priest (1920) as Agnnes Cassidy
  • Lying Lips (1921) as Lelia Dodson
  • The Home Stretch (1921) as Molly
  • Colorado Pluck (1921) as Angela Featherstone
  • Passing Through (1921) as Louise Kingston
  • Eden and Return (1921) as Connie Demarest
  • The Social Buccaneer (1923) as Princess Elise
  • Divorce (1923) as Gloria Gayne
  • Love's Whirlpool (1924) as A Maid
  • Wandering Husbands (1924) as Marilyn Foster
  • Her Marriage Vow (1924) as Estelle Winslow
  • Butterfly (1924) as Violet Van De Wort
  • The Chorus Lady (1924) as Patricia O'Brien
  • Capital Punishment (1925) as Mona Caldwell
  • Up the Ladder (1925) as Helen Newhall
  • I'll Show You the Town (1925) as Lucille Pemberton
  • Greater Than a Crown (1925) as Molly Montrose
  • The Wheel (1925) as Elsie Dixon
  • Havoc (1925) as Violet Deering
  • After Marriage (1925) as Alma Lathrop
  • The Best People (1925) as Millie Montgomery
  • When the Door Opened (1925) as Mrs. Grenfal
  • Wages for Wives (1925) as Carol Bixby
  • The Yankee Señor (1926) as Flora
  • Hell's 400 (1926) as Evelyn Vance
  • A Trip to Chinatown (1926) as Alicia Cuyer
  • The Blue Eagle (1926) as Mrs. Mary Rohan
  • Womanpower (1926) as Dot
  • Breed of the Sea (1926) as Marietta Rawdon
  • Slaves of Beauty (1927) as Goldie
  • Secret Studio (1927) as Nina Clark
  • Lightning (1927) as Dot Deal/Little Eva
  • Married Alive (1927) as Amy Duxbury
  • The Girl from Gay Paree (1927) as Gertie
  • Sunrise (1927) as The Woman from the City
  • American Beauty (1927) as Mrs. Gillespie
  • Streets of Shanghai (1927) as Sadie
  • A Woman's Way (1928)
  • Mad Hour (1928) as Maid
  • The Scarlet Dove (1928) as Olga
  • Wheel of Chance (1928) as Josie Drew
  • The Way of the Strong (1928) as Marie
  • Say It With Sables (1928) as Irene Gordon
  • Through the Breakers (1928) as Diane Garrett
  • Beware of Bachelors (1928) as Miss Pfeffer, the vamp
  • His Private Life (1928) as Yvette Bérgere
  • The Apache (1928) as Sonya
  • The Last Warning (1929) as Evalinda
  • Bellamy Trial (1929) as Mimi Bellamy
  • The Canary Murder Case (1929) (voice only, dubbed dialogue for Louise Brooks) as Margaret Odell
  • The Office Scandal (1929) as Lillian Tracy
  • The Charlatan (1929) as Florence
  • Innocents of Paris (1929) as Madame Renard
  • Tonight at Twelve (1929) as Nan Stoddard
  • Acquitted (1929) as Marian
  • Two O'Clock in the Morning (1929)
  • Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929) as Myra Thornhill
  • Murder on the Roof (1930) as Marcia
  • For the Love o' Lil (1930) as Eleanor Cartwright
  • What a Widow! (1930) as Valli
  • Big Money (1930) as Mae
  • The Lady Refuses (1931) as Berthine Waller
  • Kiki (1931) as Paulette Vaile
  • God's Gift to Women (1931) as Tania Donaliff
  • Smart Money (1931) as District Attorney's girl
  • Broadminded (1931) as Mabel Robinson
  • Call Her Savage (1932) as Molly
  • Social Register (1934) as Gloria

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