Carlyle Blackwell

Carlyle Blackwell (1884 - 1955)

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Carlyle Blackwell
Born in Troy, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married (to ) in Los Angeles,California,USAmap
Husband of — married (to ) in London,Englandmap
Husband of — married (to ) in Los Angeles,California,USAmap
Died in Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Nov 2014
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Carlyle Blackwell (January 20, 1884 – June 17, 1955) was an American silent film actor and a minor director and producer.

He made his film debut in the 1910 Vitagraph Studios production of Uncle Tom's Cabin directed by J. Stuart Blackton. Between then and 1930, when talkies ended his acting career, he appeared in more than 180 films. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Blackwell has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6340 Hollywood Boulevard. In his later years he was also active as a producer and writer. After his final film in 1930, Blackwell turned to performing on stage in live theatre.


Blackwell was born in Syracuse, New York. He was married three times, first to actress Ruth Hartman, mother of his daughter and son.

He divorced from Hartman for desertion in 1923.

Then in 1926 he married his second wife Leah Barnato, known as the "Queen of Diamonds". She was the daughter of a South African diamond millionaire and sister of Woolf Barnato.

His third wife was former Ziegfield girl Avonne Taylor, whom he met on a transatlantic crossing and married in 1933 after divorcing Leah Blackwell in 1932.

Married actress Ruth Hartman; actor Carlyle Blackwell Jr., born 22 May 1913; one other child; divorced.

Married Leah Barnato Haxton; divorced.

Married actress Avonne Taylor; divorced.

Married Nancy Emmons; until her death, April 1947.

Married Victoria Ann Enoch; until his death.

His son, Carlyle Blackwell, Jr. was also an actor. Carlyle Sr. died in Miami, Florida in 1955, aged 71.


Carlyle was born in 1884. Carlyle Blackwell ... He passed away in 1955. [1]

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  1. First-hand information as remembered by Beverley Melchior, Monday, November 17, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.

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