Lois Weber

b. June 13, 1879 - November 13, 1939, USA

Lois Weber was an American silent film actress, screenwriter, producer, and director. She is identified in some historical references as "the most important female director the American film industry has known", and among “the most important and prolific film directors in the era of silent films".
Weber, who had been a street-corner evangelist before entering motion pictures in 1905, became the first American woman movie director of note, and a major one at that.

Suspense (1913), Lois Weber, Val Paul, Douglas Gerrard

The Dumb Girl of Portici (1916)(Phillips Smalley), Anna Pavlova, Rupert Julian, Wadsworth Harris

Shoes (1916)Mary MacLaren, Harry Griffith, Mattie Witting