Anita Page
Actor
Anita Page
Anita Page was an American film actress who reached stardom in the last years of the silent film era. Page became a highly popular young star, reportedly receiving the most fan mail of anyone on the MGM lot. She was referred to as "a blond, blue-eyed Latin" and "the girl with the most beautiful face in Hollywood" in the 1920s. She retired from acting in 1936. Page married her second husband the following year with whom she had two children.
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Legendario Louis Armstrong y el actor Bob Thornton nacen un día como hoy - Radio Nacional del Perú
Google News - over 5 years
Nace la actriz estadunidense Anita Pomares, más conocida como Anita Page. Desarrolla su carrera en el cine mudo entre 1925 y 1933, ya que se retira para dedicarse a su familia, pero en 1936 actúa en "Hitch Hike to Heaven". Muere el 7 de septiembre de
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Historia de cien años de música en el cine (2) - Gente Digital
Google News - over 5 years
Charles King, el cantante y bailarín que la protagonizaba acompañado por Anita Page y Bessie Love, entonaba en una de sus secuencias la melodía que daba título al filme, original de Nacio Herb Brown y Arthur Freed, quienes en 1952 habrían de escribir
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Homewood Cycle and Fitness to change name, preserve historic building - The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
In 1928 the theater was showing 'While the City Sleeps,' in which Lon Chaney played a 'plain clothes detective who is out to get criminal Wheeler Oakman while trying to keep Anita Page and Carroll Nye on the straight and narrow,' according to The
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Anita Page, Silent-Film Siren, Dies at 98
NYTimes - over 8 years
Anita Page, one of the last surviving stars of the silent screen and a popular Hollywood siren before her surprisingly early -- and seemingly permanent -- retirement in the 1930s, died on Saturday. She was 98. Randal Malone, her friend and longtime companion, told The Associated Press that she died at her home in Los Angeles. Ms. Page was still a
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'What a Dump!'
NYTimes - over 23 years
To the Editor: In his essay "Bartlett Updated: Renewing the Idea of a Shared Culture" (Aug. 8), James Gleick admits to being thrilled by Lenore Coffee's line "What a dump!," spoken on screen by Bette Davis in "Beyond the Forest" (1949). He might be surprised to know that the line was spoken on screen 17 years earlier by Anita Page in "Night Court."
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Home Video
NYTimes - about 24 years
It's called a video, but nothing about Voyager's special edition of "A Hard Day's Night," to be released next month, resembles a movie video in the conventional sense. To begin with, the picture image, which measures 2 by 3 inches, takes up only a fraction of the screen. That's a computer screen, not a television screen. Intended for a small group
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SPORTS PEOPLE: BOATING; A Temporary Setback
NYTimes - over 24 years
ANITA PAGE, a 41-year-old solo sailor from Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., yesterday abandoned her plan, at least temporarily, to become the first American woman to sail nonstop around the world. Page, who set sail from New York City Oct. 14, decided to turn back after her vessel was disabled by hurricane winds 350 miles southwest of Bermuda. SPORTS
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SPORTS PEOPLE: BOATING; Solo Voyage Begins
NYTimes - over 24 years
ANITA PAGE, a 41-year-old yachtswoman who operates a sailing school in Destin, Fla., set out yesterday from the North Cove Yacht Harbor in New York City in an attempt to become the first American woman to complete a nonstop solo voyage around the world. She is sailing a 35-foot sloop, Sparrow, in the 27,000-mile circumnavigation. "This is the
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WEEKENDER GUIDE
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: Friday OTHER PHILHARMONIC Friday OTHER PHILHARMONIC Zubin Mehta's organization is not the only Philharmonic in New York, as Lukas Foss's Brooklyn orchestra will remind audiences this weekend in the Opera House at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The ensemble will open its 35th-anniversary season with three performances of the same program:
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WEEKENDER GUIDE; Friday; BLUES BOSS AT NEW SCHOOL
NYTimes - almost 34 years
Big Joe Turner, known to his fans as the ''boss of the blues,'' started out more than five decades ago, worked with Count Basie, Duke Elllington and Benny Goodman, and influenced generations of singers. In the 1950's, he anticipated rock-and-roll with his hits ''Shake, Rattle and Roll'' and ''Honey Hush.'' Tonight from 6 to 7:30 he will be singing
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Robert Hennessy Weds Anita Page
NYTimes - over 35 years
Anita Martha Page, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Page Jr., of Cold Spring Harbor, L.I., and Manchester Center, Vt., was married yesterday to Robert E. Hennessy, son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Hennessy of Syracuse. The Rev. T. Carleton Lee performed the ceremony at St. John's Episcopal Church in Cold Spring Harbor. Emily K. Rafferty, a cousin, and
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Anita Page
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 97
    At the time of her death in September 2008, she was among the last to have acted as an adult in silent films (Barbara Kent and Miriam Seegar are among the handful of others) to live into the 21st century.
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    Page died in her sleep on September 6, 2008 at her Los Angeles home, at the age of 98.
    More Details Hide Details She is buried in the Holy Cross Cemetery in San Diego.
  • 1996
    Age 85
    Page returned to the screen in 1996 after sixty years retirement and appeared in several low budget horror films.
    More Details Hide Details Film veteran Margaret O'Brien appeared in two of them. During this period, she moved in with her co-star and occasional director, Randal Malone at his Van Nuys home. Page relished her status as "last star of the silents" and frequently gave interviews and appeared in documentaries about the era. Ill health prevented her from making public appearances in her final years.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1937
    Age 26
    She married Lieutenant Hershel A. House, a Navy pilot, in 1937 and they moved to Coronado, California and lived there until his death in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details They had two daughters, Linda (now Linda Sterne) and Sandra (who predeceased Page).
  • 1934
    Age 23
    She married composer Nacio Herb Brown in 1934, but the marriage was annulled a year later because Brown's previous divorce had not been finalized at the time they were married.
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  • 1933
    Age 22
    When her contract expired in 1933, she surprised Hollywood by announcing her retirement at the age of 23.
    More Details Hide Details She made one more movie, Hitch Hike to Heaven, in 1936, and then left the screen, virtually disappearing from Hollywood circles for sixty years. In a 2004 interview with author Scott Feinberg, she claimed that her refusal to meet demands for sexual favors by MGM head of production Irving Thalberg, supported by studio chief Louis B. Mayer, is what truly ended her career. She said that Mayer colluded with the other studio bosses to ban her and other uncooperative actresses from finding work.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1929
    Age 18
    She was also the last living attendee of the very first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929.
    More Details Hide Details For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Anita Page has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6116 Hollywood Boulevard. Villecco, Tony; Silent Stars Speak. McFarland 2001 p 101 ISBN 0-7864-0814-6 Villecco, Tony (2001). Silent Stars Speak McFarland. p 101 ISBN 0-7864-0814-6
  • 1928
    Age 17
    Page's first film for MGM was the 1928 comedy-drama Telling the World, opposite William Haines.
    More Details Hide Details Her performances in her second MGM film, Our Dancing Daughters (1928) opposite Joan Crawford (with whom she appeared in three films), and The Broadway Melody (1929) opposite Bessie Love were her greatest successes of the period, and her popularity allowed her to make a smooth transition into talking pictures. She was the leading lady to Lon Chaney, Buster Keaton, Robert Montgomery, and Clark Gable (among others) and during the early 1930s, she was one of Hollywood's busiest actresses. She was involved briefly with Gable romantically during that time. At the height of her popularity, she was receiving more fan mail than any other female star, with the exception of Greta Garbo, and received multiple marriage proposals from Benito Mussolini in the mail.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1910
    Born
    Born on August 4, 1910.
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