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Miriam Battista (1912–1980)

Miriam Battista was born in New York City on July 14, 1912, the youngest of three children, to immigrant parents from Italy. Her father was Raphael Battista from Oliveto Citra, Italy, and her mother was Cleonice (Clara) Rufolo. Clara was related to many old Neapolitan families of noble blood, and Raphael's grandfather was an archbishop. Miriam ... See full bio »

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 1935 From Nine to Nine
Toinette - the Maid
 1934 Enlighten Thy Daughter
Lillian Stevens
 1931 Santa Lucia Luntana
Molly
 1927 The King of Kings (uncredited)
 1925 The Shining Adventure
Little Girl (uncredited)
 1923 The Steadfast Heart
Lydia Canfield, as a child
 1923 The Custard Cup
Lettie
 1922 The Curse of Drink
Baby Betty
 1922 The Man Who Played God
Little Girl
 1922 The Good Provider
Pearl Binswanger, as a child
 1922 The Blonde Vampire
Alice
 1922 Smilin' Through
Little Mary, Moonyeen's Sister
 1922 Boomerang Bill
Chinese Girl
 1920 The Sin That Was His (uncredited)
 1920 Humoresque
Minnie Ginsberg
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: No More Ladies. Comedy (revival). Written by Augustus E. Thomas. Directed by Harry Wagstaff Gribble. Morosco Theatre: 3 Sep 1934- Sep 1934 (closing date unknown/16 performances). Cast: Miriam Battista (as "Jacquette"), John Bramall (as "Dickens"), Bradley Cass (as "Oliver Allen"), Boyd Davis (as "Stafford"), Melvyn Douglas (as ... See more »

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Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I had no trouble crying. Tears came easily and if they didn't, my mother took me behind the scenes and spanked me until I cried. See more »

Trivia:

A short story that Miriam wrote was published in the New Yorker: "No Sugar Thanks," April 20, 1940. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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