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Hedda Hopper (1885–1966)


Her father was a butcher. In 1913 she met and married matinée idol DeWolf Hopper Sr. and in 1915 they moved to Hollywood, where both began active film careers. He became a star with Triangle Company, she began in vamp parts and turned to supporting roles. After her divorce she appeared in dozens of films, becoming known as "Queen of the Quickies".... See full bio »

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 1964 The Patsy
Hedda Hopper
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Hostess / Maizie Weldon
- For I Have Loved Strangers (1957) ... Hostess
- The Hostess with the Mostest (1957) ... Maizie Weldon
 1953 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Hostess
- Hollywood Tandem (1953) ... Hostess
 1950 Sunset Blvd.
Hedda Hopper
 1947 The Corpse Came C.O.D.
Hedda Hopper (uncredited)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Aunt Henrietta Beresford
 1941 I Wanted Wings
Mrs. Young (uncredited)
 1940 Cross-Country Romance
Mrs. North
 1940 Queen of the Mob
Mrs. Emily Sturgis
 1939 Laugh It Off
Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Rockingham
 1939 Midnight
Stephanie
 1938/II Thanks for the Memory
Polly Griscom
 1938 Dangerous to Know
Mrs. Emily Carson
 1938 Maid's Night Out
Mrs. Harrison
 1938 Tarzan's Revenge
Penny Reed
 1937 Nothing Sacred
Dowager on Ship (uncredited)
 1937 Vogues of 1938
Mrs. Van Klettering (uncredited)
 1937 Artists & Models
Mrs. Townsend
 1937 Topper
Mrs. Stuyvesant
 1937 Dangerous Holiday
Lottie Courtney
 1937 You Can't Buy Luck
Mrs. Agnes White
 1936 Bunker Bean
Mrs. Dorothy Kent
 1936 Dracula's Daughter
Lady Esme Hammond
 1936 Doughnuts and Society
Mrs. Murray Hill
 1936 The Dark Hour
Mrs. Tallman
 1935 Ship Cafe
Tutor
 1935 Three Kids and a Queen
Mrs. Cummings
 1935 I Live My Life
Alvin's Mother
 1935 Society Fever
Mrs. Vandergriff
 1935 Lady Tubbs
Mrs. Ronald Ash-Orcutt
 1935 One Frightened Night
Laura Proctor
 1934 No Ransom
Mrs. John Winfield
 1934 Let's Be Ritzy
Mrs. Burton
 1934 Little Man, What Now?
Nurse (uncredited)
 1934 Apples to You! (Short)
Chairman of the Board's Wife (uncredited)
 1934 Bombay Mail
Lady Daniels
 1933 Beauty for Sale
Madame Sonia Barton
 1933 Pilgrimage
Mrs. Worth (Gary Worth's mother)
 1933 The Barbarian
Mrs. Loway, American Tourist
 1932 The Unwritten Law
Jean
 1932 Speak Easily
Mrs. Peets
 1932 Downstairs
Countess De Marnac
 1932 Skyscraper Souls
Ella Dwight
 1932 As You Desire Me
Ines Montari
 1932 Night World
Mrs. Rand
 1932 The Man Who Played God
Mrs. Alice Chittendon
 1931 Good Sport
Mrs. Atherton
 1931 West of Broadway
Mrs. Edith Trent
 1931 Flying High
Mrs. Smith
 1931 Rebound
Liz Crawford
 1931 The Mystery Train
Mrs. Marian Radcliffe
 1931 The Common Law
Mrs. Claire Collis
 1931 Shipmates
Auntie
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Hedda - Norma's Friend
 1931 A Tailor Made Man
Mrs. Stanlaw
 1931 Men Call It Love
Callie
 1931 The Prodigal
Christine
 1931 The Easiest Way
Mrs. Clara Williams (uncredited)
 1930 War Nurse
Matron
 1930 Our Blushing Brides
Mrs. Weaver
 1930 Let Us Be Gay
Madge Livingston
 1930 Murder Will Out
Aunt Pat
 1930 High Society Blues
Mrs. Divine
 1930 Such Men Are Dangerous
Muriel Wyndham
 1929 A Song of Kentucky
Mrs. Coleman
 1929 The Racketeer
Mrs. Lee
 1929 Half Marriage
Mrs. Page
 1929 His Glorious Night
Mrs. Collingswood Stratton
 1929 Cat, Dog & Co. (Short)
Be Kind to Animals Society President (uncredited)
 1929 Girls Gone Wild
Mrs. Holworthy
 1928 Companionate Marriage
Mrs. Moore
 1928 Runaway Girls
Mrs. Hartley
 1928 Undressed
Mrs. Stanley
 1928 Green Grass Widows
Mrs. Worthing
 1928 Harold Teen
Mrs. Hazzit
 1928 The Chorus Kid
Mrs. Garrett
 1928 The Port of Missing Girls
Mrs. C. King
 1928 The Whip Woman
Countess Ferenzi
 1928 Love and Learn
Mrs. Ann Blair
 1927 French Dressing (uncredited)
 1927 A Reno Divorce
Hedda Frane
 1927 The Drop Kick
Mrs. Hamill
 1927 One Woman to Another
Olive Gresham
 1927 Adam and Evil
Eleanor Leighton
 1927 The Cruel Truth
Grace Sturdevant
 1927 Black Tears
 1927 Wings
Mrs. Powell (uncredited)
 1927 Children of Divorce
Katherine Flanders
 1927 Matinee Ladies
Mrs. Aldrich
 1927 Venus of Venice
Jean's Mother
 1926 Obey the Law
Society Woman
 1926 Mona Lisa (Short)
Mona Lisa
 1926 Fools of Fashion
Countess de Fragni
 1926 Don Juan
Marchesia Rinaldo
 1926 Lew Tyler's Wives
Virginia Philips
 1926 Skinner's Dress Suit
Mrs. Colby
 1926 The Caveman
Mrs. Van Dream
 1926 Pleasures of the Rich
Mona Vincent
 1926 Dance Madness
Valentina
 1925 Borrowed Finery
Mrs. Bordon
 1925 The Teaser
Margaret Wyndham
 1925 Zander the Great
Mrs. Caldwell
 1925 Dangerous Innocence
Muriel Church
 1925 Declassée
Lady Wildering
 1925 Her Market Value
Mrs. Bernice Hamilton
 1924 The Snob
Mrs. Leiter
 1924 Sinners in Silk
Mrs. Stevens
 1924 Another Scandal
Cousin Elizabeth MacKenzie
 1924 Miami
Mary Tate
 1924 Happiness
Mrs. Chrystal Pole
 1924 Why Men Leave Home
Nina Neilson
 1924 Gambling Wives
Madame Zoe
 1923 Reno
Mrs. Kate Norton Tappan
 1923 Has the World Gone Mad!
Mrs. Adams
 1922 Women Men Marry
Eleanor Carter
 1922 What's Wrong with the Women?
Mrs. Neer (as Mrs. De Wolf Hopper)
 1921 Conceit
Mrs. Agnes Crombie (as Mrs. De Wolf Hopper)
 1921 The Inner Chamber
Mrs. Candor (as Mrs. De Wolf Hopper)
 1921 Heedless Moths
His Wife
 1920 The New York Idea
Vida Phillimore
 1920 The Man Who Lost Himself
Countess of Rochester
 1919 The Isle of Conquest
Mrs. Harmon
 1919 Sadie Love
Mrs. James Wakeley
 1918 Virtuous Wives
Irma Delabarre (as Mrs. DeWolf Hopper)
 1918 The Beloved Traitor
Myrna Bliss
 1918 By Right of Purchase
Society Woman (uncredited)
 1917 Nearly Married
Hattie King
 1917 Seven Keys to Baldpate
Myra Thornhill (as Elda Furry)
 1917 The Food Gamblers
June Justice (as Elda Millar)
 1917 Her Excellency, the Governor
SylviaMarlowe (as Elda Millar)
 1916 The Battle of Hearts
Maida Rhodes (as Elda Furry)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Margaret Rogers") in "Six-Cylinder Love" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by William Anthony McGuire. Directed by Sam Forrest. Sam H. Harris Theatre: 25 Aug 1921-Jul 1922 (closing date unknown/344 performances). Cast: Berton Churchill (as "George Stapleton"), Howard Hull Gibson, Eleanor Gordon, Harry Hammill, Kenneth ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Elda Curry | Elda Furry | Ella Furry | Mrs. De Wolf Hopper | Mrs. DeWolf Hopper | Elda Millar

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Lew Ayres' refusal, as a conscientious objector, to fight in World War II] I'm not defending Lew Ayres' convictions. But I am defending his right to his own conscience. It's no part of a brave and free people to brand as a coward a man who dares to disagree with them. See more »

Trivia:

Mother of actor William Hopper See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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