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Clare Eames

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Clare Eames

Silent Movie Actress


Who was Clare Eames?

Clare Eames, born on August 5, 1896, in Hartford, Connecticut, was a distinguished actress during the silent film era and a prominent stage performer. Her illustrious career was marked by her exceptional talent and remarkable lineage. Clare was the granddaughter of William T. Hamilton, the former governor of Maryland, and the niece of the renowned opera singer Emma Eames. This rich familial background undoubtedly influenced her pursuit of the performing arts.

Eames's acting career began on the stage, where she garnered acclaim for her performances in a range of plays. She was celebrated for her dynamic portrayals of complex characters, including a young Queen Elizabeth in the stage adaptation of "The Prince and the Pauper" and the starring role in "Mary Stuart." Her stage presence and ability to captivate audiences quickly made her a sought-after actress in the theatrical world.

Though her work in silent films was limited, Clare Eames continued to showcase her versatility in several notable productions including the 1925 film "The New Commandment" and the 1929 film "The Three Passions." Despite her transition to silent film, Eames remained devoted to the stage. Clare Eames's career, though tragically cut short by her untimely death on November 8, 1930, left an indelible mark on both the stage and screen.


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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

8th cousin
via John Whipple

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Grace (Goodhue) Coolidge

First Lady of President Calvin Coolidge

7th cousin 1 time removed
via John Whipple

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Matthew Whipple

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Matthew Whipple

(c1590 - 1647)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

7th great-granduncle
via Matthew Whipple

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

9th cousin
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Charles A. Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Lionel Worth

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John Sargent Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

5th cousin 2 times removed
via Lionel Worth

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John Whipple

(c1596 - 1669)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

7th great-grandfather

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Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

9th cousin
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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Matthew Whipple

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

9th cousin
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Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

6th cousin 2 times removed
via John Whipple

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Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

6th cousin 2 times removed
via John Whipple

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Ellen Louise (Axson) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Matthew Whipple

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General William Whipple

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 5 times removed
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Henry Fonda

Movie Actor

8th cousin
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Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

8th cousin 1 time removed
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John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

6th cousin 1 time removed
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Anthony Perkins

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed
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Louis Auchincloss

Author

9th cousin 1 time removed
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Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

9th cousin
via Stephen Clarke

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Robert H. Goddard

Inventor of First Liquid-propelled Rocket

8th cousin
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Thomas Pynchon

American Novelist

9th cousin 1 time removed
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Thomas Hunt Morgan

Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine

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Brigham Young

2nd President of the Mormon Church

5th cousin 3 times removed
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