[image: a black and white photograph of a young woman with long dark curls and a wreath of flowers in her hair doing her best saintly Italian Renaissance face. Caption reads, “MIRIAM COOPER is the elder Cameron sister in The Birth of a Nation, the proud, dark-eyed daughter of the South to whom defeat is so bitter. She is the sister of the Little Colonel (Walthall) and Flora Cameron (Mae Marsh). She has long been with the Reliance-Majestie studios and is well known in many of their plays, notably “Home Sweet Home” and “The Story of a Story.”“]
I watched The Birth of a Nation very recently, and Miriam Cooper has so little to do in it, but somehow she manages to out-act everyone else in the film.