PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A new state historical marker honoring a North Side native and silent film pioneer was unveiled today.

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The new historical marker can be found outside the Carnegie Library’s Allegheny branch.

Lois Weber, born on Federal Street in 1879, was the first female American film director.

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In her career that spanned a quarter of a century, she wrote, directed, produced and performed in more than 200 films.

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A Lois re-enactor, Brittany Tague, joined the celebration of Weber’s 140th birthday anniversary.