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Myrtle Lind 1922

Named as Myrtle Lind Gesell in her 1922 passport application, born in Mankato, MN on September 2, 1898. In 1922, Lind was part of a rather large company taken to Tahiti by director Raoul Walsh to film "Lost and Found on a South Sea Island", a Goldwyn production., although she is not credited for that film.


It is not entirely clear because the DOB and POB differ (, but she may be the Myrtle Lind who acted in 27 films between 1916 and 1922, mostly in Keystone and Mack Sennett shorts.




"One of Mack Sennett's less-heralded Bathing Beauties, blonde Myrtle Lind nevertheless did earn her very own starring vehicles, although with Triangle and not Sennett. After being briefly engaged as the leading ingénue of the King Bee/Billy West comedies, in which she was often partnered with the young Oliver Hardy, Lind signed with Triangle and co-starred opposite John Gilbert in the wild youth melodrama Nancy Comes Home (1919). It should have been her breakthrough but Lind instead announced her retirement from the screen in order to marry. She was back, playing Gareth Hughes' ill-fated wife in the Billie Dove melodrama Forget Me Not (1922), but that role proved to be the swan song for this erstwhile Sennett starlet." ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi

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Taken on May 6, 2011