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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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Filmography

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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: Sleepy Hollow. Musical comedy. Book by Russell Maloney and Miriam Battista. Music by George Lessner. Lyrics by Russell Maloney and Miriam Battista [final Broadway credit]. Based on a story by Washington Irving. Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek, Ted Royal and George Lessner. Vocal arrangements by Elie Siegmaster. Additional ... See more »

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Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

I was the performer but it really was my mother's career. See more »

Trivia:

Miriam had two older brothers, William and Archie. William acted with her on stage in "Freedom" in 1918. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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