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Marie Osborne Yeats dies at 99; as Baby Marie Osborne she starred in early silent movies
Marie Osborne Yeats dies at 99; as Baby Marie Osborne she starred in early silent movies

Marie Osborne Yeats, a top child star during the early silent-movie era who was billed as Baby Marie Osborne in films such as "Little Mary Sunshine," has died. She was 99.Yeats, who had a later career as a movie studio costume supervisor, died Nov. 11 at her home in San Clemente, said her daughter, Joan Young. Yeats had suffered three strokes in her later years.She was 3 years old in 1915 when she was discovered by director Henry King at the Balboa Amusement Producing Co. in Long Beach, where her foster father was in charge of the studio zoo and her foster mother was an extra.One day King was in a pinch and needed a young boy actor for a role in "The Maid of the Wild," a short film...

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