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Nell Shipman (1892–1970)


Canadian-born actress, writer, producer and animal trainer Nell Shipman was best known for writing and acting in several James Oliver Curwood stories and for her portrayals of strong, adventurous women, with many of her productions being filmed in Canada. Her son, Barry Shipman, became a prolific screenwriter, mostly of westerns. See full bio »

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Known For

The Grub Stake Faith Diggs
(1923)
Something New A Young Woman Writer
(1920)
The Girl from God's Country Neeka Le Mort / Marion Carslake
(1921)
Back to God's Country Dolores LeBeau
(1919)

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 1926 Day Dreams (Short)
 1926 White Water (Short)
Dreena
 1926 Wolf's Brush (Short)
 1926 The Light on Lookout Mountain (Short)
Dreena
 1924 Trail of the North Wind (Short)
 1923 The Grub Stake
Faith Diggs
 1921 The Girl from God's Country
Neeka Le Mort / Marion Carslake
 1921 A Bear, a Boy and a Dog (Short)
Rich woman who gives reward, back to camera
 1920 Something New
A Young Woman Writer
 1919 The Washerwoman's War (Short)
 1919 Toad Allen's Elopement (Short)
 1919 Back to God's Country
Dolores LeBeau
 1918 A Gentleman's Agreement
Theresa Kane
 1918 Baree, Son of Kazan
Nepeese
 1918 The Girl from Beyond
Cynthia Stewart
 1918 The Home Trail
Clara
 1918 Cavanaugh of the Forest Rangers
Virginia Wetherford
 1918 The Wild Strain
Winifred Hollywood
 1917 The Black Wolf
Dona Isabel
 1917 The Mystery of Lake Lethe (Short)
 1916 Through the Wall
Alice Kittredge
 1916 Fires of Conscience
Nell Blythe
 1916 The Melody of Love (Short)
Vera Lou
 1916 God's Country and the Woman
Josephine Adare
 1913 The Ball of Yarn (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Her autobiography, "The Silent Screen and My Talking Heart" was published posthumously by Boise State University Press in 1987.

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4 Print Biographies | 14 Articles | See more »
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Trivia:

She was the first actress in legitimate-film history to ever do a full frontal nude scene on film. It was in Back to God's Country (1919), which coincidentally (or perhaps because of the scene) became the most financially successful silent film ever made in Canada. The tagline in one of the posters for the movie was, "Is the Nude Rude?". See more »

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