~Hedda Hopper~

Born: May 2, 1885 in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: February 1, 1966 in Hollywood, California, USA
~Los Angeles Times, February 3, 1966~
~Silent Filmography~
Cat, Dog & Co. (1929) (uncredited) .... President of the Be Kind to Animals Society
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929) .... Lady Maria
Girls Gone Wild (1929) .... Mrs. Holworthy
Runaway Girls (1928) .... Mrs. Hartley
Undressed (1928) .... Mrs. Stanley
Green Grass Widows (1928) .... Mrs. Worthing
Harold Teen (1928) .... Mrs. Hazzit
The Chorus Kid (1928) .... Mrs. Garrett
The Port of Missing Girls (1928) .... Mrs. C. King
The Whip Woman (1928) .... Countess Ferenzi
Love and Learn (1928) .... Mrs. Ann Blair
Companionate Marriage (1928) .... Mrs. Moore
French Dressing (1927) (uncredited) .... Bit Part
A Reno Divorce (1927) .... Hedda Frane
The Drop Kick (1927) .... Mrs. Hamill
One Woman to Another (1927) .... Olive Gresham
Wings (1927) (uncredited) .... Mrs. Powell
Adam and Evil (1927) .... Eleanor Leighton
The Cruel Truth (1927) .... Grace Sturdevant
Black Tears (1927)
Children of Divorce (1927) .... Katherine Flanders
Matinee Ladies (1927) .... Mrs. Aldrich
Venus of Venice (1927) .... Jean's Mother
Orchids and Ermine (1927) .... The Modiste
Obey the Law (1926) .... Society Woman
Mona Lisa (1926)
Fools of Fashion (1926) .... Countess de Fragni
Don Juan (1926) .... Marchesia Rinaldo
The Silver Treasure (1926) .... Mrs. Gould
Lew Tyler's Wives (1926) .... Virginia Philips
Skinner's Dress Suit (1926) .... Mrs. Colby
Pleasures of the Rich (1926) .... Mona Vincent
The Caveman (1926) .... Mrs. Van Dream
Dance Madness (1926)
Borrowed Finery (1925) .... Mrs. Bordon
The Teaser (1925) .... Margaret Wyndham
Raffles (1925) .... Mrs. Clarice Vidal
Zander the Great (1925) .... Mrs. Caldwell
Dangerous Innocence (1925) .... Muriel Church
Declassée (1925) .... Lady Wildering
Her Market Value (1925) .... Mrs. Bernice Hamilton
The Snob (1924) .... Mrs. Leiter
Sinners in Silk (1924) .... Mrs. Stevens
Another Scandal (1924) .... Cousin Elizabeth MacKenzie
Miami (1924) .... Mary Tate
Happiness (1924) .... Mrs. Chrystal Pole
Why Men Leave Home (1924) .... Nina Neilson
Gambling Wives (1924) .... Madame Zoe
Reno (1923) .... Mrs. Kate Norton Tappan
Has the World Gone Mad! (1923) .... Mrs. Adams
Women Men Marry (1922) .... Eleanor Carter
What's Wrong with the Women? (1922) (as Mrs. De Wolf Hopper) .... Mrs. Neer
Sherlock Holmes (1922) .... Madge Larrabee
Conceit (1921) (as Mrs. De Wolf Hopper) .... Mrs. Agnes Crombie
The Inner Chamber (1921) (as Mrs. De Wolf Hopper) .... Mrs. Candor
Heedless Moths (1921) .... His Wife
The New York Idea (1920) .... Vida Phillimore
The Man Who Lost Himself (1920) .... Countess of Rochester
The Isle of Conquest (1919) .... Mrs. Harmon
Sadie Love (1919) .... Mrs. James Wakeley
The Third Degree (1919) .... Mrs. Howard Jeffries Sr
Virtuous Wives (1918) (as Mrs. DeWolf Hopper) .... Irma Delabarre
By Right of Purchase (1918) (uncredited) .... Society Woman
The Beloved Traitor (1918) .... Myrna Bliss
Nearly Married (1917) .... Hattie King
Her Excellency, the Governor (1917) (as Elda Millar) .... SylviaMarlowe
Seven Keys to Baldpate (1917) (as Elda Furry) .... Myra Thornhill
The Battle of Hearts (1916) (as Elda Furry) .... Maida Rhodes
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It is customary, in a nostalgic sort of way, to proclaim the "passing of an era" when a person closely
identified with a certain epoch dies.

Thus, when actress-turned-gossip columnist Hedda Hopper died, the end of the great age of movie
chroniclers was cited. Her death represented a much greater loss to the film industry than the
permanent absence of a popular column she wrote for the Los Angeles Times.

In her writing career, which spanned nearly 30 years, Hopper became what one close friend called a
"Den Mother" to the glamour folk of Hollywood.

Before she took a pen to cover Hollywood, Hopper lived on screen.

As an actress, she began in vamp parts and turned to supporting roles, appearing in dozens of films,
becoming known as "Queen of the Quickies."

In 1936 she started a gossip radio show, "The Hedda Hopper Show," and two years later began her
nearly 30-year tenure as a newspaper gossip columnist.

In her last films, she mostly played herself, a tribute to her influence in Hollywood. Her son William
became famous as investigator Paul Drake in the "Perry Mason" series.

— Los Angeles Times Feb. 3, 1966
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