Holbrook Blinn

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Holbrook Blinn
File:Holbrook Blinn in Seven Deadly Sins.png
Born (1872-01-23)January 23, 1872
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Died June 24, 1928(1928-06-24) (aged 56)
Croton-on-Hudson, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1897–1927

Holbrook Blinn (January 23, 1872 – June 24, 1928) was an American stage and film actor.[1]


Blinn was born in San Francisco. His father was Charles H. Blinn,[2] a Civil War veteran and his mother Nellie Hollbrook[3] was an actress. He appeared on the legitimate stage as a child, and played throughout the United States and in London. He appeared in silent films, and was the director of popular one-act plays at New York's Princess Theatre.

In 1900, he appeared in London in Ib and Little Christina. His Broadway stage successes include The Duchess of Dantzic (1903, as Napoleon), Salvation Nell (1908) in a breakout performance as the brutish husband of Mrs. Fiske, Within the Law (1912), Molière (1919), A Woman of No Importance (1916), The Lady of the Camellias (1917), and Getting Together (1918).

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Holbrook Blinn as Chief Rain-In-The-Face, in the play "The Great Silence (Sunset Magazine, Nov. 1905 -April, 1906)

Some of his finest silent screen accomplishments are in McTeague (1916), The Bad Man (1923), Rosita (1923), Yolanda (1924), and Janice Meredith (1924), the latter two films both starring Marion Davies.


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The gravesite of Holbrook Blinn

Blinn died from complications of a fall off his horse near Journey's End, his Croton-on-Hudson, New York home, and is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, New York.

Selected filmography


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

  • Great Stars of the American Stage, Profile #65 by Daniel C. Blum c.1952;1954 edition 2nd printing


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