Imdb says:

Alice Calhoun, of Cleveland, Ohio, was one of those rare actresses who didn't get into the film industry through the usual channel at the time

And you think, giving in to the sweaty demands of a sociopathic producer?

- the stage. In fact, performing on stage held no interest whatsoever for her, but films did.

She did fifty films, but only one sound picture. Don't worry, she did okay:

In 1925 Calhoun had invested in a movie theater. With her second husband Max Chotiner, she became owner of a chain of theatres in the Los Angeles area. Highly successful, Calhoun and her husband were benefactors of a number of local charities.