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Anita Page in the 1930s
Anita Page in the 1930s

Anita Page (born Anita Pomares, August 4, 1910, Flushing, New York) is an American film actress. Image File history File links AnitaPage. ... Image File history File links AnitaPage. ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Flushing is a section of the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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Rise to stardom

Page entered films in A Kiss For Cinderella 1925, and after a few small but well received parts, was offered a contract with MGM Studios. MGM moulded her into one of their biggest female stars of the silent era, pairing her with such popular actors as Ramon Novarro and William Haines. Her performances in 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. 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Ramón Novarro (February 6, 1899 – October 30, 1968) was a Mexican actor who achieved fame as a Latin lover in silent films. ... William Haines This article is about the American actor. ... A film from the late twenties. ... Joan Crawford, photographed by Yousuf Karsh, 1948 Joan Crawford (March 23, 1905 – May 10, 1977) was an acclaimed Academy Award winning American actress. ... The Broadway Melody is an early musical motion picture, released on 1 February 1929. ... Bessie Love circa 1930 Bessie Love (September 10, 1898 - April 26, 1986) was an American actress. ...


She was the leading lady to 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. Joseph Frank Keaton Jr. ... Robert Montgomery (May 21, 1904 – September 27, 1981) was an American actor and director. ... Clark Gable with 8th AF in Britain, 1943 Clark Gable (February 1, 1901–November 16, 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor and the biggest box office star of the early sound film era. ... ... Greta Garbo (September 18, 1905 – April 15, 1990) was a Swedish actress and one of the greatest and most inscrutable movie stars ever to be produced by MGM and the Hollywood studio system. ... Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (July 29, 1883 – April 28, 1945) led Italy from 1922 to 1943. ...


One of her finest roles was as the prostitute, Jenny LeGrand, in the 1932 pre-Code movie, Skyscraper Souls, which starred Warren William and a young Maureen O'Sullivan. Clara Bow on the cover of Sin in Soft Focus, a book by Mark A. Vieira about pre-Code Hollywood. ... Warren William (2 December 1894 - 24 September 1948) was a Broadway and Hollywood actor, born Warren William Krech in Aitkin, Minnesota. ... Maureen OSullivan as Jane in Tarzan and His Mate Maureen O’Sullivan (17 May 1911 – 23 June 1998) was an Irish actress. ...


Her body was featured in a poster labeling her "The Ideal Movie Star", which discussed her body parts and measurements, and another actress who possessed one comparable for each.


Retirement

When her contract expired in 1933, she surprised Hollywood by announcing her retirement at the age of 23. She made one more movie (in the UK in 1936), and then left the screen, virtually disappearing from Hollywood circles for 60 years.


She married composer Nacio Herb Brown that same year but their marriage was dissolved a year later. She married Admiral Hershel A. House in 1937 and they moved to Coronado, California and lived there until his death in 1991. They had two daughters, the elder of whom, Sharon, predeceased Anita. Nacio Herb Brown (22 February 1896 - 28 September 1964) was a United States songwriter. ... Coronado and San Diego, as viewed from the Cabrillo National Monument. ...


She returned to the screen in 1996 after sixty years retirement and has since appeared in several low budget horror films, several of which appeared to have been uncompleted or not released. Margaret O'Brien appeared in two of them. Margaret OBrien during her career as a child star. ...


Anita Page has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to Motion Pictures, at 6116 Hollywood Boulevard. She is one of the last living silent movie stars (e.g. Barbara Kent), and the last person alive who was in attendance at the very first Academy Awards in 1929. An example of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, for the film actress Carole Lombard. ... Barbara Kent Barbara Kent (born December 6, 1906 in Gasby, Alberta, Canada) was a popular actress in silent movies. ...


Filmography

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The Anita Page, The Official Anita Page Website (406 words)
Page began her career in New York in 1925 with a small role in the now classic "A Kiss For Cinderella." Other parts followed such as "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em" (1926) and the lead role in "Beach Nuts," also in 1926.
Anita Page's beautiful image as a "Silent Screen Goddess" was threatened in spite of her visual appeal.
The song "You Were Meant For Me" by Nacio Her Brown (Page's husband briefly in 1934) was written for Anita Page and sung to her in two different films, "The Broadway Melody" and "Hollywood Review of 1929." The song became a number one hit and remained Page's theme song through the rest of her career.
Anita Page - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (561 words)
Anita Page (born Anita Pomares, August 4, 1910, Flushing, New York) is an American film actress.
Page entered films in A Kiss For Cinderella 1925, and after a few small but well received parts, was offered a contract with MGM Studios.
Anita Page has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to Motion Pictures, at 6116 Hollywood Boulevard.
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