Charlotte Merriam born in Illinois in 1906. Her father was a Colonel in the Army. She began her film career in 1919 when she was 13 in The Flip of a Coin (1919). While visiting the Universal studios she was offered a part in a comedy series starring Eddie Lyons and Lee Moran, which she accepted. Afterwards, she starred in many short and feature comedies, also with the Vitagraph Film Company in 1924, and starred in adventure and drama films, including the role of Mary Trail in Captain Blood (1924). Later she worked for the Warner Brothers studios from 1929; she also appeared in many talkies until her last, Dancing Man (1934). She was also a accomplished singer. Married to actor Rex Lease in 1925; divorced in 1929. Died in Los Angeles in 1972, age of 66.