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Edna Purviance Overview:

Legendary actress, Edna Purviance, was born Olga Edna Purviance on Oct 21, 1895 in Paradise, NV. Purviance died at the age of 62 on Jan 11, 1958 in Hollywood, CA and was laid to rest in Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

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Purviance was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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By Art on Oct 21, 2012 From Classic Cinema Gold

“Mr. Chaplin asked me if I would like to act in pictures with him. I laughed at the idea, but agreed to try it. I guess he took me because I had nothing to unlearn and he could teach me in his own way. I want to tell you that I suffered untold agonies. Eyes seemed to be everywhere. I was simpl... Read full article


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By Dawn on Apr 23, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Personal Quote: "Mr. Chaplin asked me if I would like to act in pictures with him. I laughed at the idea, but agreed to try it. I guess he took me because I had nothing to unlearn and he could teach me in his own way. I want to tell you that I suffered untold agonies. Eyes seemed to be everywhere. I... Read full article


♥ Silent Sweethearts: Charlie Chaplin and

By FlickChick on Feb 11, 2011 From A Person in the Dark

One of the reasons I love Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp above all others is that he is romantic. Yes, he is clever, acrobatic and hysterically funny, but there is a depth to his character that was introduced through the element of romance. Before (his leading lady from 1915-1923), Ch... Read full article


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Edna Purviance Quotes:

Marie St. Clair: Perhaps you're right. It was a moment of weakness.


[last lines]
The Inebriate: [closing title card] Forgive me! That well was full of liquor! Please don't.


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After Edna's retirement in 1926, Chaplin continued to keep her on his payroll for decades, showing her much more concern and consideration than he did to any of his former wives.

Interred at Grand View Memorial Park, Glendale, California, USA, in the West Mausoleum.

According to a 1920 census, she was neighbors with William Desmond Taylor around the time of his murder. Douglas MacLean and his wife were living nearby as well.

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