Catherine Calvert

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Catherine Calvert
Catherine Calvert from Who's Who on the Screen.jpg
From Who's Who on the Screen, 1920
Catherine Cassidy

(1890-04-20)April 20, 1890
DiedJanuary 18, 1971(1971-01-18) (aged 80)
Paul Armstrong
(m. 1913;died 1915)

George A. Carruthers
(m. 1925;died 1952)

Catherine Calvert (born Catherine Cassidy; April 20, 1890 – January 18, 1971) was an American actress.



The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cassidy, [1] Catherine Calvert was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. [2]

She made her stage debut in the play Brown of Harvard in September 1908, in Albany, New York. [2] On Broadway, she portrayed Laura Moore in The Deep Purple (1911), May Joyce in The Escape (1913), and Dona Sol in Blood and Sand (1921). [3]

After many years' experience onstage in productions including The Deep Purple (a play by her future husband, Paul Armstrong), in 1910, she entered films via Keeney Pictures Corporation in A Romance of the Underworld (1918; based on a play in which she had appeared onstage). [4]

Other films in which she appeared include Marriage, Out of the Night, Career of Katherine Bush, Marriage for Convenience, and Fires of Faith. Around 1920, she was a star of Vitagraph Studios. [4]

Calvert married Armstrong in New Haven in 1913. [5] They remained wed until his death in 1915. [1] She later married Canadian grain exporter George A. Carruthers, who died in 1952. [6]

In 1971, Calvert died in Uniondale, New York, at age 80. [6]


Marriage for Convenience (1919) Marriage for Convenience.jpg
Marriage for Convenience (1919)

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  2. 1 2 Hines, Dixie; Hanaford, Harry Prescott, eds. (1914). "Calvert, Catherine (Catherine Calvert Cassidy)". Who's Who in Music and Drama . New York: H. P. Hanaford, p. 60.
  3. "Catherine Calvert". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on August 9, 2020. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
  4. 1 2 Fox, Charles Donald; Silver, Milton L., eds. (1920). "Catherine Calvert". Who's Who on the Screen. New York: Ross Publishing. p. 272.
  5. "Wife for Paul Armstrong". The Kansas City Star. Missouri, Kansas City. December 20, 1913. p. 2. Retrieved August 9, 2020 via
  6. 1 2 "Miss Calvert, Actress, at 80". The Philadelphia Inquirer. January 20, 1971. p. 54. Retrieved August 9, 2020 via