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Gerda Holmes (1891–1943)

Gerda Holmes was born on April 2, 1891 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Gerda Helen Elfrida Henius. She was an actress, known for Robin Hood (1913), The Chain Invisible (1916) and The Gilded Cage (1916). She was married to Rapley Holmes. She died on October 11, 1943 in Chicago. See full bio »

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Known For

Robin Hood Maid Marian
The Chain Invisible Anna Dalton
The Gilded Cage Queen Vesta
The Gates of Gladness Mrs. Roger Leeds


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 1918 Wanted: A Mother
Dr. Thelma Winter
 1918 The Gates of Gladness
Mrs. Roger Leeds
 1917 The Iron Ring
Bess Hulette
 1917 The Brand of Satan
 1917 The Family Honor
Doris Leighton
 1917 As Man Made Her
Grace Hughes
 1917 A Hungry Heart
Louis Brigard
 1917 The Man Who Forgot
The Woman, aka Mary Leslie
 1916 All Man
Ethel Maynard
 1916 The Gilded Cage
Queen Vesta
 1916 Friday the 13th
Beulah Sands
 1916 Husband and Wife
Mrs. Prescott
 1916 The Voice in the Darkness (Short)
 1916 Sudden Riches
Marion Crewe
 1916 The Chain Invisible
Anna Dalton
 1916 Her Great Hour
Violet Kirby
 1915 The Victory of Virtue
Penelope Brantford
 1915 The Other Woman's Picture (Short)
Dora Strickland
 1915 The Fable of the Demand That Must Be Supplied (Short)
Alice - Ed's Sister
 1915 The Strength of the Weak (Short)
Lalia Fleming
 1915 The Ambition of the Baron (Short)
 1915 At the End of a Perfect Day (Short)
His Sweetheart
 1915 By a Strange Road (Short)
Rhoda Melcher - Jim's Wife
 1914 The Way of the Woman (Short)
Mrs. Arnold Cummins
 1914 Mrs. Trenwith Comes Home (Short)
Mrs. Trenwith
 1914 The Place, the Time and the Man (Short)
Phoebe Stonefield
 1914 The Means and the End (Short)
Helene Hildebrand - William's Daughter
 1914 The Prevailing Craze (Short)
 1914 Three Boiled Down Fables (Short)
Wife, Episode #1, The Household Comedian
 1914 Whatsoever a Woman Soweth (Short)
Pauline Marlowe
 1914 Mother o' Dreams (Short)
Alice Sloane
 1914 The Fable of the Family That Did Too Much for Nellie (Short)
Nellie - the Cook
 1914 The Verdict (Short)
The Older Woman
 1914 Bill's Boy (Short)
 1914 No. 28, Diplomat (Short)
Molly Dolan - Clerk #28
 1914 The Seventh Prelude (Short)
Alice Warren
 1914 A Clash of Virtues (Short)
Winnie Evanston
 1914 A Letter from Home (Short)
Ruth Anthony
 1914 Mrs. Billington's First Case (Short)
Mrs. Robert Billington
 1914 At the Foot of the Hill (Short)
Huxley's Grandson's Wife
 1914/I The Chasm (Short)
Shirley Waverly
 1914 Finger Prints (Short)
Judith Hamilton
 1914 The Little 'He and She' (Short)
Celia - the Wife
 1914 The Song in the Dark (Short)
 1914 The Elder Brother (Short)
Cabaret Dancer
 1914 An Angel Unaware (Short)
Grace - the Rival
 1914 The Voice in the Wilderness (Short)
Gerda - the Sculptress
 1914 The Mystery of Room 643 (Short)
Judith Hamilton
 1914 Seeds of Chaos (Short)
Mary Booth - John's Wife
 1914 Yarn a-Tangle (Short)
 1914 The Spirit of the Madonna (Short)
Mrs. Fred Martin
 1914 Pierre of the North (Short)
Rene's Wife
 1914 In the Moon's Ray (Short)
Judith Hamilton
 1913 Moths
The Duchess
 1913 Robin Hood
Maid Marian
 1913 Little Dorrit (Short)
 1913 The Ne'er to Return Road (Short)
 1913/I His Sacrifice (Short)
Josie Martin, Dr. Martin's Wife (as Mrs. Rapley Holmes)

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Mrs. Rapley Holmes

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Leading lady of Danish descent and the daughter of noted Chicagoan Dr. Max Henius who reportedly began her stage career in Copenhagen, Denmark at the age of 14. With Thanhouser Films from 1913, where she played Maid Marian to William Russell's Robin Hood, Holmes was the acknowledged prima donna at Essanay in Chicago when the very young Gloria Swanson arrived there in 1914. Yet according to ... See more »

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