Edna Purviance
Actress
Edna Purviance
Edna Purviance was an American actress during the silent movie era. She was the leading lady in many Charlie Chaplin movies. In a span of eight years, she appeared in over thirty films with Chaplin.
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Cinéma en plein air, jonglage et concert - L'Union
Google News - over 5 years
À 22 heures la Pellicule ensorcelée présente La patinoire (The Rink) (USA - 1916 - 19 minutes) de Charles Chaplin, avec Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Lloyd Bacon. L'histoire est celle de Charlot, garçon de restaurant qui n'a qu'une passion : le
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Filmoteca de verano - La Verdad (Albacete)
Google News - over 5 years
De entre la escogida gama me quedo con 'El Chico', de Charlie Chaplín que rivaliza con el pequeño Jackie Coogan y la deliciosa Edna Purviance en secuencias graciosísimas, tiernas y conmovedoras. La película, que fue el primer largometraje,
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Reel Sex: Camp Versus Raunch in Film, Part One - Film School Rejects
Google News - over 5 years
The “gay” kiss between the two main characters is later revealed to be a straight kiss between Chaplin and his co-star Edna Purviance. This film was controversial, but audiences embraced the over-the-top antics of Chaplin (arguably one of the purveyors
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Book Review: Masters of Cinema – Orson Welles & Charlie Chaplin - HeyUGuys.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
As Chaplin was at the forefront of cinema through its early development it is the story behind the scenes, battles with outlandish figures from old Hollywood and the discovery of a muse in Edna Purviance there is much to be learned about the man and
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The artist, de Michel Hazanavicius - L'Express
Google News - almost 6 years
... tout en réunissant autour d'eux une jolie distribution anglo-saxonne, de Malcolm McDowell (Orange mécanique) à John Goodman (Barton Fink) en passant par Penelope Ann Miller (qui jouait la comédienne Edna Purviance dans le Chaplind'Attenborough)
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Ciclo «A Cor do Dinheiro» hoje com Charlie Chaplin - Diário Digital
Google News - almost 6 years
«Charlot Prestamista» («The Pawnshop») conta no elenco com Charlie Chaplin, Henry Bergman e Edna Purviance. O «Charlot» também protagoniza «A Quimera do Ouro» «The Gold Rush», a par com Mack Swain, Tom Murray e Georgia Hale
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Celebrating Ernie Kovacs - OpEdNews
Google News - almost 6 years
It can be said that Jolene was Edna Purviance to Ernie's Charlie Chaplin, and a vital presence on the Kovacs program for the last three years of his life. Fifty years later, she is still a heart breaker - and a lovely human being
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Review/Film; Robert Downey Jr. in Charlie Chaplin Life Story
NYTimes - about 24 years
"Chaplin," the screen biography of Charlie Chaplin, is the film you might have seen in your fearful mind's eye when it was announced as the next project for Richard Attenborough, the English director of "Oh! What a Lovely War," "Young Winston" and "Gandhi." "Chaplin" is thorough. It begins when Charlie is 5 in a London music hall and plows through
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ABOUT LONG ISLAND
NYTimes - over 32 years
-headed suburbanites turn to jelly at the possibility of extending their fame. Everyone wants to get into the act - from Great Neck grouches to my friends in the neighborhood. They want to see their names in the paper. Thus, in recent months, I was confronted at a wedding by an old acquaintaince who told me, ''Why don't you write a story about my
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'CARMEN' IS EVERYWHERE
NYTimes - over 33 years
Annette Insdorf, an Associate Professor at Yale and Columbia, is the author of ''Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust.'' Carmen, the tempestuous heroine of Prosper Merimee's novel and Georges Bizet's opera, keeps rising - like the proverbial phoenix - from her own ashes. She is currently seducing, enslaving and tormenting her admirers in
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RARE CHAPLIN CUTS
NYTimes - almost 34 years
A LOT of rare and wonderful material is contained within the three 52-minute segments of Thames Television's ''Unknown Chaplin,'' the Charlie Chaplin documentary screened here yesterday at the Museum of Broadcasting, where it will be shown again June 21. It says something about the curious relationship between theatrical films and television that
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Edna Purviance
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1958
    Age 62
    On January 13, 1958, Purviance died from throat cancer at the Motion Picture Country Hospital in Hollywood.
    More Details Hide Details Her remains are interred at Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. She was portrayed by Penelope Ann Miller in the film Chaplin, and more recently by Katie Maguire in the film Madcap Mabel (2010).
  • FORTIES
  • 1938
    Age 42
    Although she was romantically involved with Charlie Chaplin for several years, Purviance eventually married John Squire, a Pan-American Airlines pilot, in 1938. They remained married until his death in 1945.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1927
    Age 31
    She went on to appear in two more films: The Sea Gull, also known as A Woman of the Sea (which Chaplin never released) and Éducation de Prince, a French film released in 1927, just before she retired from acting.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1921
    Age 25
    Purviance appeared in 33 of Chaplin's productions, including the 1921 classic The Kid.
    More Details Hide Details Her last film with him, A Woman of Paris, was also her first lead role. The film was not a success and effectively ended Purviance's career.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1915
    Age 19
    Chaplin and Purviance were romantically involved during the making of his Essanay, Mutual, and First National films of 1915 to 1917.
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    In 1915, Purviance was working as a secretary in San Francisco when actor and director Charlie Chaplin was working on his second film with Essanay Studios, working out of Niles, California, 45 km southeast of San Francisco, in Southern Alameda County.
    More Details Hide Details He was looking for a leading lady for A Night Out. One of his associates noticed Purviance at a Tate's Café in San Francisco and thought she should be cast in the role. Chaplin arranged a meeting with her and, although he was concerned that she might be too serious for comedic roles, she won the job.
  • 1913
    Age 17
    She left Lovelock in 1913, and moved in with her married sister Bessie while attending business college in San Francisco.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1902
    Age 6
    Her parents divorced in 1902, and her mother later married Robert Nurnberger, a German plumber.
    More Details Hide Details Growing up, Purviance was a talented pianist.
  • 1895
    Born
    Born on October 21, 1895.
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