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Katherine Agnew MacDonald (December 14, 1891–June 4, 1956)

MacDonald was among the top ranks of actresses financially in 1920, earning about $50,000 per picture from a contract with First National. She achieved the peak of her popularity between 1920 and 1923. From 1922-25 produced by B.P. Schulberg. However, she was considered only a minor talent in the film industry, although her curvaceous figure resulted in the nickname of the "American Beauty". Her first significant role was her lead role in Shark Monroe (1918) opposite William S. Hart. She would be featured in a number of silent films, including The Squaw Man (1918), Mr. Fix-It (1918), Passion's Playground (1920) and The Infidel (1922). Her films typically were romantic dramas. MacDonald only made two pictures after 1923, one each in 1925 and 1926. After leaving the movie industry MacDonald ran a successful cosmetics business in the late 1920s and early 1930s. She died on June 4, 1956, at age 64. She is buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery in Santa Barbara, CA.


   
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