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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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Known For

Eye for Eye Hassouna's Little Sister
(1918)
Boomerang Bill Chinese Girl
(1922)
At the Stage Door Mary Mathews as a Girl
(1921)
(1931)

Filmography

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 1936 From Nine to Nine
Toinette - the Maid
 1934 Enlighten Thy Daughter
Lillian Stevens
 1933 Sky Symphony (Short)
Miriam Battista
 1931 Santa Lucia Luntana
Molly
 1927 Life in Hollywood No. 6 (Short)
 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 Blonde Vampire
Alice
 1922 The Good Provider
Pearl Binswanger, as a child
 1922 Smilin' Through
Little Mary - Moonyeen's Sister
 1922 Boomerang Bill
Chinese Girl
 1921 At the Stage Door
Mary Mathews as a Girl
 1920 The Sin That Was His (uncredited)
 1920 Humoresque
Minnie Ginsberg
 1918 Eye for Eye
Hassouna's Little Sister
Show Show Self (3 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Our Wife. Comedy. Written by Lyon Mearson [final Broadway credit] and Lillian Day [earliest Broadway credit]. Directed by Edward C. Lilley. Booth Theatre: 2 Mar 1933- Mar 1933 (closing date unknown/20 performances). Cast: Miriam Battista, Humphrey Bogart (as "Jerry Marvin"), Michelette Burani, Rose Hobart, Raymond O'Brien, ... 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:

At the height of her fame as a child movie star, Miriam met two U.S. Presidents, Harding and Coolidge. She was photographed with Laddie Boy, President Harding's dog, on the White House lawn, and she was photographed sitting on President Coolidge's lap. See more »

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