Directory of the Silent Screen Performers: A Necrology of Births
and Deaths and Essays on 50 Lost Players"
by Billy H. Doyle (The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1995,
Billy Doyle is the recognized expert at digging up
information on "lost players" and has contributed occasional
articles on this topic to Classic Images for years.
This book actually is divided into two parts, the first part being
essays on 50 "lost players" - names such as Leah Baird,
Mabel Ballin, Dolores Cassinelli, Bessie Eyton, Mary Fuller, Fred
Mace, Martha Mansfield, Kittens Reichert, Rosemary Theby and more.
The second half contains more than 7,000 birth and death dates
and places for silent movie people! Amazing! The cost is somewhat
high, but the information for the serious silent film researcher
this book from
on the link above and type in the author's name