Julia Dean (actress, born 1878)

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For this actress's aunt of the same name, see Julia Dean (actress, born 1830)

Julia Dean
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Dean starring in Her Own Money (1914)
Born(1878-05-13)May 13, 1878
DiedOctober 17, 1952(1952-10-17) (aged 74)
Years active1895–1952
Spouse(s)Frank Slocum (*aka Orme Caldara)
(August 11, 1906 – May 16, 1913; divorced)
Parent(s)Albert Clay Dean
Susan Jane Morton

Julia Dean (May 13, 1878 – October 17, 1952) was a stage and film actress who began her career in the 1890s.[1]


Julia Dean was born to Albert Clay Dean and Susan Jane Morton in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1878. She had a sister Eloise and a brother. She made her Broadway debut December 1, 1902 in The Altars of Friendship. She toured with Joseph Jefferson and James Neill. In 1907 she appeared with Maclyn Arbuckle in The Round-Up. She worked for producers William A. Brady and David Belasco.[2]

She began making silent pictures in 1915 and continued until 1919. She then devoted her career to the stage until 1944 when she returned to films in The Curse of the Cat People. She continued to appear in film noir classics like Nightmare Alley lending her white-haired support in many uncredited roles. She died in Hollywood in 1952.[3]

The Theatre Magazine (1913)


She was married to Frank Slocum (aka Orme Caldara; 1875–1925) from 1906 to 1913.[4] She was the niece of 19th-century actress Julia Dean.[5]


Ad for the American film Ruling Passions (1918) with Julia Dean and Edwin Arden




  1. ^ "Julia Dean - ''North American Theatre Online''". Asp6new.alexanderstreet.com. Retrieved 2013-04-08.site offered to most colleges and universities for free
  2. ^ The Oxford Companion To American Theatre page 191, 2nd edition by Gerald Bordman 1992; by The Oxford University Press
  3. ^ Great Stars of the American Stage, Daniel Blum c. 1952 (profile #60)
  4. ^ New York Times "Divorce for Julia Dean; Actress's Decree Made Final in Westchester Court" (May 17, 1913)
  5. ^ The Scrap book, Vol. 4, Part1, copyright 1907; Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2013-04-08.

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