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DiedJuly 20, 1944, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
SpouseBill Fleckenstein, Everett Terrence McGovern, Charlie Chaplin
FactDied from pneumonia following a major abdominal operation.

Mildred Harris (born October 19, 1901) was an American actress. She began her career as a child actress in the 1910s and appeared in a number of silent films. She achieved success in the 1920s, appearing in a number of films, including the first two Our Gang shorts.

Harris was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the daughter of Jennie (née Johnson) and Walter S. Harris. She had two brothers, Walter Jr. and Frank. Harris’s parents divorced when she was young and her mother remarried. Her stepfather, Harry Gantz, was an insurance salesman.

Harris began her career as a child actress in the 1910s. She appeared in a number of silent films, including The Perils of Pauline (1914), The Exploits of Elaine (1914), and The Million Dollar Mystery (1914). Harris achieved success in the 1920s, appearing in a number of films, including the first two Our Gang shorts, Our Gang (1922) and Our Gang Follies of 1922 (1922). She also appeared in The Freshman (1925), The College Widow (1927), and Show People (1928).

Harris’s career declined in the 1930s and she appeared in a number of low-budget films. She retired from acting in 1940.

Harris was married three times. Her first husband was actor Charles Chaplin, whom she married in 1918. The couple divorced in 1920. Harris’s second husband was actor Richard Arlen, whom she married in 1921. The couple divorced in 1927. Harris’s third husband was businessman Edward Norris, whom she married in 1928. The couple divorced in 1940.

Harris had two children, both with Chaplin. Her son, Charles Jr., was born in 1919 and died in 1966. Her daughter, Geraldine, was born in 1924 and died in 2014.

Harris died on August 23, 1944, at the age of 42.

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Full NameMildred Harris
DiedJuly 20, 1944, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States


SpouseBill Fleckenstein, Everett Terrence McGovern, Charlie Chaplin
ChildrenNorman Spencer Chaplin, Everett Terrence McGovern Jr.
ParentsHarry Harris, Anna Parsons Foote


MoviesThe Magic Cloak of Oz, Intolerance, Movie Maniacs, The Power of the Press, Reap the Wild Wind, Hoodoo Ann, A Prince There Was, The Price of a Good Time, His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz, The Americano, Fool's Paradise, Cruise of the Jasper B, For Husbands Only, The Inferior Sex, The Cold Deck, Dange...

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1She was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6307 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
2Following her untimely death, she was interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
3Began her film career in 1912 as an 11-year-old. She became known as "Innocent Mildred Harris" because of her virtuous looks, and at one time was one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. After the coming of sound, her career declined and she finished up as an extra.
4Died from pneumonia following a major abdominal operation.
5Had one son with Everett Terrence McGovern: Everett Terrence McGovern, Jr. (born 1925).
6In 1930, she introduced Edward, Prince of Wales (the future King Edward VIII and later Duke of Windsor) to Wallis Simpson (Duchess of Windsor).
7Is portrayed by Milla Jovovich in Chaplin (1992)
8Following her split with Charles Chaplin, she went directly into an affair with the Prince of Wales (Duke of Windsor).
9She was the mother of Charles Chaplin's first child, a son named Norman Spencer (born July 7, 1919). The baby, who was nicknamed "The Little Mouse", was born with severe disabilities and lived only three days.
10She was 17 years old when she and Charles Chaplin wed; he was 29.




Side Street1929Bunny
The Power of the Press1928Marie Weston
Melody of Love1928Madelon
The Speed Classic1928Sheila Van Hauten
The Last Lap1928
The Heart of a Follies Girl1928Florine
Hearts of Men1928Alice Weston
The Adventurous Soul1927Miriam Martin
Out of the Past1927Dora Prentiss
Sumuru1927Helen Graham
The Swell-Head1927Kitty
Rose of the Bowery1927
She's My Baby1927Claire Daltour
Burning Gold1927
Wolves of the Air1927Marceline Manning
Wandering Girls1927Maxine
Husband Hunters1927Cynthia Kane
One Hour of Love1927Gwen
The Show Girl1927Maizie Udell
The Cruise of the Jasper B1926Agatha Fairhaven
The Mystery Club1926Mrs. Kate Vandeerveer
The Wolf Hunters1926
Dangerous Traffic1926Helen Leonard
The Self Starter1926
The Isle of Retribution1926Lenore Hardenworth
Mama Behave1926ShortLolita - Charles' Wife
Soiled1925Pet Darling
The Unknown Lover1925Gale Norman
The Fighting Cub1925
A Man of Iron1925Claire Bowdoin
My Neighbor's Wife1925Inventor's Wife
Private Affairs1925Amy Lufkin
Super Speed1925Claire Knight
The Dressmaker from Paris1925Joan McGregor
Beyond the Border1925Molly Smith
Flaming Love1925Chita
Easy Money1925Blanche Amory
The Desert Hawk1924Marie Nicholls
Stepping Lively1924Evelyn Pendroy, the girl
Unmarried Wives1924Princess Sonya
In Fast Company1924Barbara Belden
One Law for the Woman1924Polly Barnes
Traffic in Hearts1924Alice Hamilton
By Divine Right1924The Girl
The Shadow of the East1924Gillian Locke
The Daring Years1923Susie LaMotte
The Fog1923Madelaine Theddon
The First Woman1922The Girl
Fool's Paradise1921Rosa Duchene
A Prince There Was1921Katherine Woods
Habit1921Irene Fletcher
Old Dad1920Daphne Bretton
The Woman in His House1920Hilda (as Mildred Harris Chaplin)
Polly of the Storm Country1920Polly (as Mildred Harris Chaplin)
The Inferior Sex1920Allisa Randall (as Mildred Harris Chaplin)
Forbidden1919'Maddie' Irwin
Home1919Millicent Rankin
When a Girl Loves1919Bess
Borrowed Clothes1918Mary Kirk
For Husbands Only1918Toni Wilde
Cupid by Proxy1918Jane Stewart
The Doctor and the Woman1918Sidney Page
The Price of a Good Time1917Linnie
The Cold Deck1917Alice Leigh
Golden Rule Kate1917Olive - Kate's sister
Time Locks and Diamonds1917Lolita Mendoza
An Old Fashioned Young Man1917
A Love Sublime1917Eurydice
The Bad Boy1917Mary
The Americano1916Stenographer
The Matrimaniac1916Short uncredited
The Old Folks at Home1916Marjorie
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages1916Favorite of the Harem (uncredited)
Hoodoo Ann1916Goldie
Home from the Sea1915Short
The Lone Cowboy1915Short
The Indian Trapper's Vindication1915ShortDorothy King - their Daughter
The Little Lumberjack1915ShortMildred Edgar
The Choir Boys1915ShortGladys - as a Girl
The Old Batch1915ShortSadie - the Adopted Daughter
A Rightful Theft1915ShortMildred
The Absentee1915Innocence
The Little Soldier Man1915ShortMildred
The Little Matchmaker1915ShortMildred
Enoch Arden1915ShortA Child (uncredited)
The Warrens of Virginia1915Betty Warren
The New Wizard of Oz1914Button-Bright
The Magic Cloak1914ShortPrincess Margaret 'Fluff' of Noland
Mildred's Doll1914ShortMildred
When America Was Young1914ShortNan Martin
Shorty and the Fortune Teller1914ShortMildred
The Sheriff of Bisbee1914Short
A Frontier Mother1914Short
Shadows of the Past1914Short
The Social Ghost1914ShortEthel Banners - the Daughter
The Colonel's Orderly1914ShortMildred Forsythe - the Colonel's Younger Daughter
Wolves of the Underworld1914ShortMary Maloney as a Child
The Courtship of O San1914Short
O Mimi San1914ShortChild
Divorce1914ShortMildred Forbes - the Daughter
Romance of Sunshine Alley1914Short
A Kentucky Romance1914Short
Prince1914ShortLittle Mildred Gordon
Borrowed Gold1913Short
The Bondsman1913ShortMildred
The Seal of Silence1913Short
A True Believer1913ShortNellie
A Child of War1913ShortMary Judson - the Daughter
The Drummer of the 8th1913ShortMildred Brown
The Miser1913/IIShortMildred - Jim's Granddaughter
The Wheels of Destiny1913ShortMildred
A Shadow of the Past1913ShortMildred - the Child
His Sense of Duty1912ShortThe Colonel's Daughter
His Squaw1912Short
The Frontier Child1912ShortDot Adams - a Frontier Child
His Nemesis1912Short
The Triumph of Right1912ShortMary Dexter - the Little Daughter
The Post Telegrapher1912Short
Having Wonderful Crime1945Guest (uncredited)
Hail the Conquering Hero1944Wife of Marine Colonel (uncredited)
Fun Time1944ShortTillie (uncredited)
The Story of Dr. Wassell1944Dutch Nurse (uncredited)
Sweet Rosie O'Grady1943Minor Role (uncredited)
Holiday Inn1942Maid (uncredited)
Reap the Wild Wind1942Dancing Lady (uncredited)
Great Guy1936Minor Role (uncredited)
Movie Maniacs1936ShortLeading Lady
Never Too Late1935Marie Lloyd Hartley
Te quiero con locura1935
Lady Tubbs1935Society Woman (uncredited)
Ranch House Blues1930Short
The Melody Man1930Martha
No, No, Nanette1930Betty
Sea Fury1929The Girl


Stars of Yesterday1931Short documentary
The Voice of Hollywood No. 41930ShortHerself (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots, Series 4, No. 91923Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots, Series 1, No. 71920Documentary shortHerself (as Mildred Harris Chaplin)
How Motion Pictures Are Made1914Documentary shortHerself - Kay-Bee Actress

Archive Footage

Hey Moe, Hey Dad!2015TV Series documentaryVarious characters
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Memories1951Documentary shortHerself
The Fall of Babylon1919A Favorite of the Harem


Won Awards

1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6307 Hollywood Blvd.

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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