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Anita Garvin (1906–1994)

Anita Frances Garvin was born in the Hell's Kitchen area of New York, the youngest of 3 children to Ann Frances Donovan, who was half Irish and half Blackfoot Indian, and Edward Garvin, an engineer who was killed in an accident when Anita was 6. By the age of 12 she was 5' 6", enabling her to pass for 16 and get a job in a Mack Sennett bathing ... See full bio »

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Blotto Mrs. Laurel
Truth Aches Mrs. Errol
Bested by a Beard Mrs. Vivian Errol


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 1940 Cookoo Cavaliers (Short)
Weakfish Customer (uncredited)
 1940 He Asked for It (Short)
 1940 Sunk by the Census (Short)
 1940 Bested by a Beard (Short)
Mrs. Vivian Errol
 1939 A Chump at Oxford
Mrs. Vandevere (uncredited)
 1939 Truth Aches (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1939 Now It Can Be Sold (Short)
 1939 Home Boner (Short)
 1938 Swiss Miss
Tradesman's Wife (uncredited)
 1937 Topper
Seabreeze Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1936 Sleepless Hollow (Short)
Harry's Wife
 1936 While the Cat's Away (Short)
 1934 Merry Wives of Reno
Male-Seeking Woman in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
 1934 Elmer Steps Out (Short)
 1933 His Silent Racket (Short)
Mrs. Finlayson
 1933 Asleep in the Feet (Short)
Dance Hall Hostess (uncredited)
 1932 Les carottiers
Mme. Laurel
 1932 The Millionaire Cat (Short)
 1932 Yoo-Hoo (Short)
 1932 Show Business (Short)
Anita Garvin
 1932 The Hollywood Handicap (Short)
 1931 Los calaveras
Señora Laurel
 1931 Be Big! (Short)
Mrs. Laurel (uncredited)
 1930 Night Work
Bit part (uncredited)
 1930 Trouble for Two (Short)
 1930 Whispering Whoopee (Short)
Miss Garvin
 1930 The Big Jewel Case (Short)
 1930 Blotto (Short)
Mrs. Laurel
 1929 Sally
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1929 Dynamite
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1929 Red Hot Rhythm
 1929 Stepping Out (Short)
 1929 Hunting the Hunter (Short)
 1929 Our Modern Maidens
Bridesmaid (uncredited)
 1929 The Single Standard
Packy's Jealous Girlfriend at Art Exhibition (uncredited)
 1929 Modern Love
Mrs. Weston - the Brunette
 1929 All Steamed Up (Short)
The Wife
 1929 On with the Show!
Chorine (uncredited)
 1929 Movie Night (Short)
 1929 The Charlatan
Mrs. Paynter
 1929 Trent's Last Case
Ottilie Dunois
 1929 Off to Buffalo (Short)
Mrs. Brown
 1929 A Pair of Tights (Short)
 1929 Going Ga-Ga (Short)
 1928 Feed 'em and Weep (Short)
 1928 That Night (Short)
 1928 Night Watch
 1928 Imagine My Embarrassment (Short)
 1928 Roaming Romeo (Short)
The Princess
 1928 Their Purple Moment (Short)
Oliver's girlfriend
 1928 Fandango (Short)
 1928 The Play Girl
 1928 Old Wives Who Knew (Short)
 1928 From Soup to Nuts (Short)
Mrs. Culpepper (uncredited)
 1928 Always a Gentleman (Short)
 1927 The Battle of the Century (Short)
Slips on pie (uncredited)
 1927 Assistant Wives (Short)
Gwendolyn - the Flapjack Queen
 1927 Hats Off (Short)
Customer at top of stairs
 1927 The Old Wallop (Short)
Wheezer's mother
 1927 The Lighter That Failed (Short)
 1927 Sailors, Beware! (Short)
Madame Ritz
 1927 Live News (Short)
The Queen of the Underworld
 1927 With Love and Hisses (Short)
Captain Bustle's First Girlfriend
 1927 Suite Homes (Short)
 1927 Why Girls Love Sailors (Short)
Captain's Wife
 1927 Baby Brother (Short)
Amorous nursemaid
 1927 Forgotten Sweeties (Short)
 1927 Wedding Yells (Short)
The Interloper
 1927 Upstream
Theatre Audience Admirer at Stage Door (uncredited)
 1927 Two-Time Mama (Short)
Mrs. Dazzle
 1927 Many Scrappy Returns (Short)
 1927 The Motor Boat Demon (Short)
Colleen Ginsberg
 1926 Close Shaves (Short)
The Vamp
 1926 Raggedy Rose
 1926 The Humdinger (Short)
The Vamp
 1926 Should Husbands Pay? (Short)
The Judge's Wife
 1926 Kiss Papa (Short)
Wife Substitute (as Nita Garvin)
 1926 Move Along (Short)
Rich girl with roses
 1926 Nothing Matters (Short)
 1926 Creeps (Short)
Scheming Cousin
 1926 Going Crazy (Short)
Mean Nurse (as Nita Garvin)
 1926 For Sadie's Sake (Short)
 1925 My Swedie (Short)
Ethel Lorraine
 1925 Fair But Foolish (Short)
 1925 A Taxi War (Short)
 1925 Sweet and Pretty (Short)
 1925 Book Bozo (Short)
 1925 The Sleuth (Short)
The Other Woman
 1925 In the Grease (Short)
Physical Culture teacher
 1925 A Dangerous Peach (Short)
Mrs. Wilson
 1924 The Last Man on Earth
A Millionairess (uncredited)
 1924 Bright Lights (Short)
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Dark-haired beauty, best known for her portrayals of a shrewish wife in Laurel (Stan Laurel) & Hardy (Oliver Hardy) films. Retired in the early 1940's. See more »

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