Cleo Madison

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Cleo Madison (born Lulu Bailey; March 26, 1883[1] March 11, 1964) was a theatrical and silent film actress, screenwriter, producer, and director who was active in Hollywood during the silent era.

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Cleo Madison
Madison c. 1916
Lulu Bailey

(1883-03-26)March 26, 1883
DiedMarch 11, 1964(1964-03-11) (aged 80)
OccupationActress · screenwriter · producer · director
Years active19101924
Don Peake
(m. 1916; div. 1917)

Madison began her career on the stage. By 1910, she had begun performing as part of a theatre troupe known as the Santa Barbara Stock Company in California. In 1913, she was contracted by the Universal Film Manufacturing Company to begin appearing in feature films. Madison established a name for herself as an actress with performances in films such as The Trey o' Hearts (1914). She is also considered a pioneering female director with a number of shorts and two feature films, A Soul Enslaved (1916) and Her Bitter Cup (1916), to her credit.

She made several efforts to set up a production company before leaving show business in 1924. She died from a heart attack in 1964 at the age of 80.

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