Viola Dana Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: June 26, 1897 in New York City, New York
Died: July 3, 1987 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
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Viola Dana (1897-1987) starred on Broadway in Poor Little Rich Girl (1913), then embarked on a film career. Her first film, The Children of Eve (1915), directed by her first husband John H. Collins, who died in the flu epidemic of 1918, portrayed the Triangle fire of 1911. She flourished through the 1920s, starring in Frank Capra's first film for Columbia studios (That Certain Thing, 1928). The studios, not liking her voice, retired Dana with the advent of talkies. When her early silent films were rediscovered in the 1970s, however, she became much sought after as an interview for her lively accounts of early film making.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1929 Two Sisters (Performer), 1928 That Certain Thing (Performer), 1927 Naughty Nanette (Performer), 1927 Home Struck (Performer), 1926 Kosher Kitty Kelly (Performer), 1926 Bigger Than Barnum's (Performer), 1924 Don't Doubt Your Husband (Performer), 1924 The Heart Bandit (Performer), 1923 In Search of a Thrill (Performer), 1923 Her Fatal Millions (Performer), 1923 Crinoline and Romance (Performer), 1922 June Madness (Performer), 1922 Glass Houses (Performer), 1921 There Are No Villains (Performer), 1921 The Match-Breaker (Performer), 1921 The Off-Shore Pirate (Performer), 1920 Dangerous to Men (Performer), 1919 Please Get Married (Performer), 1919 Some Bride (Performer), 1917 Lady Barnacle (Performer), 1916 The Cossack Whip (Performer), 1916 The Flower of No Man's Land (Performer), 1915 Her Happiness (Performer), 1915 On Dangerous Paths (Performer), 1915 The House of the Lost Court (Performer), 1914 The Blind Fiddler (Performer), 1914 Molly the Drummer Boy (Performer), 1912 The Butler and the Maid (Performer), 1910 A Christmas Carol (Performer), 1910 A Christmas Carol (Other), 1925 Screen Snapshots No. 2 (in person), 1923 Hollywood (in person), 1965 Hollywood My Home Town (Other), 1923 Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 21 (in person), 1933 March of the Movies (Other), 1923 Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 17 (in person), 1920 Screen Snapshots, Series 1, No. 13 (in person), 1924 Screen Snapshots, Series 4, No. 10 (in person), 1933 The Strange Case of Poison Ivy (Performer), 1927 Lure of the Night Club (Performer), 1926 The Silent Lover (Performer), 1926 The Ice Flood (Performer), 1926 Wild Oats Lane (Performer), 1925 The Necessary Evil (Performer), 1925 Forty Winks (Performer), 1924 Merton of the Movies (Performer), 1924 The Beauty Prize (Performer), 1923 A Noise in Newboro (Performer), 1923 The Social Code (Performer), 1922 The Five Dollar Baby (Performer), 1922 Fourteenth Lover (Performer), 1921 Puppets of Fate (Performer), 1920 Blackmail (Performer), 1919 The Microbe (Performer), 1919 The Parisian Tigress (Performer), 1918 Flower of the Dusk (Performer), 1918 Riders of the Night (Performer), 1918 Breakers Ahead (Performer), 1916 The Gates of Eden (Performer), 1915 Gladiola (Performer), 1915 The Slavey Student (Performer), 1915 The Stoning (Performer), 1915 A Theft in the Dark (Performer), 1915 The Portrait in the Attic (Performer), 1915 A Spiritual Elopement (Performer), 1912 How Father Accomplished His Work (Performer), 1987 Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (in person), 1956 Lux Video Theatre (Performer), 1929 The Show of Shows (Performer), 1929 One Splendid Hour (Performer), 1927 Salvation Jane (Performer), 1926 Bred in Old Kentucky (Performer), 1925 Winds of Chance (Performer), 1925 As Man Desires (Performer), 1924 Along Came Ruth (Performer), 1922 Love in the Dark (Performer), 1922 They Like 'Em Rough (Performer), 1921 Home Stuff (Performer), 1920 The Chorus Girl's Romance (Performer), 1920 The Willow Tree (Performer), 1919 False Evidence (Performer), 1919 Satan Junior (Performer), 1918 The Only Road (Performer), 1918 The Winding Trail (Performer), 1917 The Girl Without a Soul (Performer), 1917 Aladdin's Other Lamp (Performer), 1917 The Mortal Sin (Performer), 1916 The Innocence of Ruth (Performer), 1915 The Glory of Clementina (Performer), 1915 Lena (Performer), 1915 The Champion Process Server (Performer), 1914 Seth's Sweetheart (Performer), 1934 Movie Memories (Other), 1920 Screen Snapshots, Series 1, No. 3 (in person), 1925 The Great Love (Performer), 1924 Open All Night (Performer), 1924 Revelation (Performer), 1923 Rouged Lips (Performer), 1922 Seeing's Believing (Performer), 1921 Life's Darn Funny (Performer), 1920 Cinderella's Twin (Performer), 1919 The Gold Cure (Performer), 1918 Opportunity (Performer), 1918 A Weaver of Dreams (Performer), 1917 Blue Jeans (Performer), 1917 God's Law and Man's (Performer), 1917 Rosie O'Grady (Performer), 1917 Threads of Fate (Performer), 1916 The Light of Happiness (Performer), 1915 Children of Eve (Performer), 1915 Cohen's Luck (Performer), 1915 The Stone Heart (Performer), 1915 A Thorn Among Roses (Performer), 1914 Who Goes There (Performer), 1914 The Adventure of the Hasty Elopement (Performer), 1914 Treasure Trove (Performer), 1914 My Friend from India (Performer), 1912 The Third Thanksgiving (Performer), 1912 The Lord and the Peasant (Performer), 1912 Children Who Labor (Performer), 1980 Hollywood (Other), 1980 Hollywood (in person), 1971 This Is Your Life (in person)

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