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Stella LeSaint
In The Woman of The Mountains (1913)
Born
Stella Razeto

(1881-12-17)December 17, 1881
DiedSeptember 21, 1948(1948-09-21) (aged 66)
Spouse(s)Edward LeSaint (December 25, 1913 – September 10, 1940; his death)

Stella LeSaint (née Razeto;[a] December 17, 1881 – September 21, 1948)[3] was an American silent film actress.

Career

Born in San Diego, California,[3] LeSaint worked as a stage actress and in vaudeville, founding Stella Razeto and Company in New York City.[citation needed] She left stage acting because of illness.[2]

LeSaint began acting in films in 1913.[3] She worked with the Selig Polyscope Company but left in 1916 to join the Universal Company.[4] She starred with William Garwood in films such as Lord John in New York.

In 1917, LeSaint left films to return to the stage, but by 1935, she had returned to films, acting mostly in uncredited bit parts.[5]

Personal life

She married Edward LeSaint[3] on December 25, 1913, and remained with him until his death on September 10, 1940.[citation needed] She died on September 21, 1948, in Malibu, California,[3] and is buried in Hollywood Forever Cemetery.[6]

Although she took Le Saint as her married name, "she kept Razetto/Razeto for all professional dealings".[2]

Partial filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1914 His Father's Rifle
1915 Lord John in New York Maida Odell Ep. 1 of Lord John's Journal[1]
1916 The Jackals of a Great City as Stella Razeto
The Three Godfathers Ruby Merrill as Stella Razeto
The Grey Sisterhood Maida Odell Ep. 2 of Lord John's Journal[7]
Three Fingered Jenny Ep. 3 of Lord John's Journal[7]
The Eye of Horus Ep. 4 of Lord John's Journal[8]
The League of the Future Ep. 5 of Lord John's Journal[7]

Notes

  1. ^ Spelled "Razetto" in some sources.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Lord John in New York". AFI. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Soister, John T.; Nicolella, Henry; Joyce, Steve (2014). American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913–1929. McFarland. p. 727. ISBN 9780786487905. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e Katchmer, George A. (20 May 2015). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. p. 317. ISBN 978-1-4766-0905-8. Retrieved October 6, 2021.
  4. ^ "(untitled brief)". Photoplay Magazine. IX (2): 114. January 1916. Retrieved October 6, 2021.
  5. ^ Wollstein, Hans J. "Stella Le Saint". AllMovie. Archived from the original on October 6, 2021. Retrieved October 6, 2021.
  6. ^ Ellenberger, Allan R. (1 May 2001). Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory. McFarland. p. 146. ISBN 978-0-7864-0983-9. Retrieved October 6, 2021.
  7. ^ a b c Wlaschin, Ken (2009). Silent Mystery and Detective Movies: A Comprehensive Filmography. McFarland. p. 129. ISBN 9780786454297. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  8. ^ Rainey, Buck (2015). Serials and Series: A World Filmography, 1912-1956. McFarland. p. 147. ISBN 9781476604480. Retrieved November 4, 2019.


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