Vivian Reed (silent film actress)

Vivian Reed

Reed in Motion Picture Classic magazine (September 1915)
Born (1894-04-17)April 17, 1894
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died July 19, 1989(1989-07-19) (aged 95)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1914-1938
Spouse(s) Alfred E. Green

Vivian Reed (April 17, 1894 July 19, 1989) was an American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 36 films between 1914 and 1938.


Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Reed died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California. She was married to film director Alfred E. Green and they had three children—Douglas Green, Hilton A. Green, and Marshall Green—all of whom worked as assistant directors.

One of her films, The Lad and the Lion (1917), was the first adaptation of an Edgar Rice Burroughs novel, predating the Tarzan films. As with many early silent films, no copies of this lost film are known to exist.

Selected filmography

Year Film Role
1914 The Patchwork Girl of Oz Ozma head logo
The Magic Cloak of Oz Quavo
His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz Princess Gloria, niece to King Krewl
The Last Egyptian Aneth Consinor
1917 The Lad and the Lion Nakula
Bull's Eye Cora Clayton
1918 The Guilty Man Marie Dubois
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