Mayme Kelso

Mayme Kelso (February 28, 1867 – June 5, 1946) was an American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 79 films between 1911 and 1927. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, and died in South Pasadena, California from a heart attack. She is especially known for her performances in Seven Keys to Baldpate (1925), Male and Female (1919), and Clarence (1922).

Birth and Death Data: Born February 28th, 1867 (Columbus), Died June 5th, 1946 (South Pasadena)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899

Roles Represented in DAHR: contralto


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 0707 7-in. 10/23/1899 Kentucky babe Mayme Kelso Female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  


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