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Legendary actress, Viola Dana, was born Virginia Flugrath on Jun 26, 1897 in Brooklyn, NY. Dana died at the age of 90 on Jul 3, 1987 in Woodland Hills, CA .



She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Dana was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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By Art on Jun 26, 2012 From Classic Cinema Gold

was an American film actress who was successful during the era of silent movies. Dana was born Virginia Flugrath on June 26, 1897 in Brooklyn, New York. She became a child star, appearing on the stage at the age of three. She read Shakespeare and particularly identified with the teenage J... Read full article

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By Dawn on Dec 6, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

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By Dawn on May 27, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

, first silent film was made at a former Manhattan riding academy in 1910. The stalls had been made into dressing rooms. She fell in love with Edison director John Hancock Collins (1889 - 1918) and they married in 1915. Dana's performed in Collins's Edison films, Children of Eve (1915) and... Read full article

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Had a romantic relationship (1919-1920) with daredevil Hollywood pilot Ormer Locklear, who was married at the time. Locklear perished during a plane stunt that went wrong on August 2, 1920. She was present a the time of the incident.

Sister of actresses Shirley Mason and Edna Flugrath.

Her first husband, director John H. Collins died during the influenza epidemic of 1918.

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