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Cecilia DeMille (1908 - 1984)

Cecilia DeMille aka Calvin, Harper
Born in Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1931 [location unknown]
Mother of [private son (1940s - unknown)]
Died in Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 25 Jun 2017
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Cecilia was born in 1908. She was the daughter of Cecil B. De Mille.

Cecilia married Francis Edgar Calvin (1898-1972) in 1927. They had one son:

  1. Peter DeMille Calvin (1932-2009)

Cecilia married a second time to Joseph Wesley Harper (1903-1963) in 1945.

She was an actress, known for What's His Name (1914), The Ten Commandments (1923) and The Squaw Man (1914).

Cecilia passed away in 1984.[1]


  1. Find A Grave Memorial #6409267 - with photos of Cecilia and her headstone

United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 August 2020), Cecilia Demille in household of Cecil B Demille, Manhattan Ward 12, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 727, sheet 23A, family , NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1027; FHL microfilm 1,375,040.

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 May 2016), Cecilia De Mille in household of Cecil De Mille, Los Angeles Assembly District 63, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing sheet 10A, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,106.

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 March 2018), Celia Harper in household of Joseph Harper, Councilmanic District 1, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-80, sheet 6B, line 79, family 122, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 393.

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DeMille-81 and DeMille-50 appear to represent the same person because: I had her in as De Mille-1 (space between) so I renamed her DeMille, and initiated this merge. Thank you for approving it.
posted by Sheila McCarthy

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