Ethel Wales

Ethel Wales
Born (1878-04-04)April 4, 1878
Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.
Died February 15, 1952(1952-02-15) (aged 73)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1920-1950
Spouse(s) 1) Wellington E. Wales (died 1966); 1 son (Wellington Charles Wales (1918–1966))
2) Hal Taliaferro

Ethel Wales (April 4, 1878 February 15, 1952) was an American actress, who appeared in 130 films during her 30-year career. She was the first wife of Wellington E. Wales (1886–1954), Mary Pickford's business manager during the height of her popularity.

The couple had one son, Wellington Charles Wales (1918–1966),[1] an editorial writer for the New York Times who died of a heart attack shortly after his 19-year-old son Samuel was killed in a train mishap.[2] Ethel's second husband was actor Hal Taliaferro.

Selected filmography

External links

Internet Movie Database


  1. Wellington E. Wales profile, New York Times, September 30, 1954, pg. 31
  2. "Wellington Wales Dead at 48", New York Times, April 11, 1966, pg. 35
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