LaBadie, Florence
A degree of mystery continues to shroud this New York-born and French-Canadian by adoption actress. After studying in Montreal, Florence LaBadie returned to the United States, making her silver-screen debut in 1909. Initially playing small roles in Pathé and Thanhouser productions, LaBadie soon became Thanhouser’s biggest star. A talent in every genre, she was given leading roles in a number of films, most notably in the popular serial The Million Dollar Mystery (1914-15). Sadly, Labadie’s career came to a tragic end at the height of her fame when she died following a car accident. Quebec newspapers called her “the greatest Canadian actress”. She had just finished The Man Without a Country, her 185th film performance.
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Bioscope en l'an 1900