on July 25, 1917
Philippe De Lacy was born during a World War I air raid in which his mother was killed. He was adopted by Mrs. Edith DeLacy, who was associated with the Woman's Overseas Hospital. After the war ended, Mrs. DeLacy brought Philippe to America where his stunning looks soon made him a sought after model for advertisements, and eventually brought him to the screen. I have seen several versions of the spelling of Philippe's name and am using the version most often found on the back of vintage prints issued in the 1920s.
I am posting two versions of the same photo so those who collect autographs can compare an early version of Philippe's autograph with a later one.