Florence Auer


Florence Auer March 3, 1880 – May 14, 1962 was an American theater and motion picture actress whose career spanned more than five decades

Life and careeredit

Born in Albany, New York, Auer began her career on East Coast stages at the turn of the 20th century She began appearing in films shortly thereafter; her first film appearance was in the 1908 Wallace McCutcheon Jr directed comedy short The Sculptor's Nightmare opposite director DW Griffith One of the original "Biograph Girls" along with actress Marion Leonard, Auer would appear alongside such notable future directors as Griffith, Thomas H Ince, Robert G Vignola, Harry Solter and Mack Sennett in their early careers as actors These early associations would help ensure Auer's longevity in films when the former actors became notable directors and often cast Auer in their later films

During her early years as a motion picture actress, Auer would appear opposite such publicly popular actors of the early 20th century as: Florence Lawrence, Florence Turner, Maurice Costello, Owen Moore, Robert "Bobby" Harron and Julia Swayne Gordon

Auer would appear in motion pictures until the 1950s, then transitioning to television before retiring One of her last film appearances was in the 1951 comedy Love Nest, which starred a young Marilyn Monroe Aside from acting, she also was a screenwriter for three early silent films: 1916's Edwin Carewe directed drama Her Great Price starring Mabel Taliaferro, 1917's John G Adolfi directed drama A Modern Cinderella starring June Caprice and 1921's Her Mad Bargain, directed by Edwin Carewe and starring Anita Stewart and Arthur Edmund Carewe

She died in New York City, New York in 1962 at the age of 82

Partial filmographyedit

  • The Beautiful City 1925
  • Black Angel 1946 uncredited
  • State of the Union 1948
  • Silver Lode 1954

External linksedit

  • Florence Auer on Internet Movie Database
  • Florence Auer at AllMovie
  • Image Archive at NYPL Digital Gallery


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