Biography

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Hedda Hopper (born Elda Furry; May 2, 1885 – February 1, 1966) was an American actress and gossip columnist, notorious for feuding with her arch-rival Louella Parsons. She had been a moderately successful actress of stage and screen for years before being offered the chance to write the column Hedda Hopper's Hollywood for the Los Angeles Times in 1938. At the height of her power in the 1940s she commanded a 35 million strong readership. She was well known for her political conservatism, and during the McCarthy era she named suspected communists. Hopper continued to write gossip until the end, her work appearing in many magazines and later on radio.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hedda Hopper (born Elda Furry; May 2, 1885 – February 1, 1966) was an American actress and gossip columnist, notorious for feuding with her arch-rival Louella Parsons. She had been a moderately successful actress of stage and screen for years before being offered the chance to write the column Hedda Hopper's Hollywood for the Los Angeles Times in 1938. At the height of her power in the 1940s she commanded a 35 million strong readership. She was well known for her political conservatism, and during the McCarthy era she named suspected communists. Hopper continued to write gossip until the end, her work appearing in many magazines and later on radio.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 101

Birthday 1885-05-02

Day of Death 1966-02-01

Place of Birth Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, USA

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Also Known As

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

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Herself (archive footage)
1966 Alice in Wonderland or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This? as Hedda Hatter
1966 The Oscar as Herself
1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up
1962 The Beverly Hillbillies(1 episode)
1960 Pepe as Herself
1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse(1 episode)
1957 The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour(1 episode)
1956 The Steve Allen Show(1 episode)
1954 A Star Is Born World Premiere as Herself
1952 This Is Your Life(1 episode)
1951 I Love Lucy(1 episode)
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour(2 episodes)
1950 Sunset Boulevard as Hedda Hopper
1947 The Corpse Came C.O.D. as Herself
1946 Breakfast in Hollywood as Herself
1942 Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood No. 6 as Herself
1942 Reap the Wild Wind as Aunt Henrietta Beresford
1941 Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 2 as Herself - Host
1941 Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 1 as Herself - Host
1941 Life with Henry as Mrs. Aldrich
1940 Cavalcade of the Academy Awards
1940 Cross-Country Romance as Mrs. North
1940 Queen of the Mob as Mrs. Emily Sturgis
1939 Laugh It Off as Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Rockingham
1939 That's Right - You're Wrong as Hedda Hopper
1939 What a Life as Mrs. Aldrich
1939 Midnight as Stephanie
1939 The Women as Dolly Dupuyster
1938 Thanks for the Memory as Polly Griscom
1938 Dangerous to Know as Mrs. Emily Carson
1938 Maid's Night Out as Mrs. Harrison
1938 Tarzan's Revenge as Penny Reed
1937 Nothing Sacred as Dowager on Ship (uncredited)
1937 Vogues of 1938 as Mrs. Van Klettering
1937 Artists & Models as Mrs. Townsend
1937 Topper as Mrs. Grace Stuyvesant
1937 Dangerous Holiday as Lottie Courtney
1937 You Can't Buy Luck as Agnes White
1936 Bunker Bean as Mrs. Dorothy Kent
1936 Dracula's Daughter as Lady Esme Hammond
1936 Doughnuts and Society as Mrs. Murray Hill
1936 The Dark Hour as Mrs. Tallman
1935 I Live My Life as Alvin's Mother
1935 Alice Adams as Mrs. Palmer
1935 Society Fever as Mrs. Vandergriff
1935 Lady Tubbs as Mrs. Ronald Ash-Orcutt
1935 One Frightened Night as Laura Proctor
1934 No Ransom as Mrs. John Winfield
1934 Little Man, What Now? as Nurse
1934 Bombay Mail as Lady Daniels
1933 Beauty for Sale as Madame Sonia Barton
1933 The Barbarian as Mrs. Loway, American Tourist
1933 Men Must Fight as Mrs. Chase
1932 Speak Easily as Mrs. Peets
1932 Downstairs as Countess De Marnac
1932 Skyscraper Souls as Ella Dwight
1932 As You Desire Me as Ines Montari
1932 Night World as Mrs. Rand
1932 The Man Who Played God as Mrs. Alice Chittendon
1931 Good Sport as Mrs. Atherton
1931 West of Broadway as Edith Trent
1931 Flying High as Mrs. Smith
1931 Rebound as Liz Crawford
1931 The Mystery Train
1931 The Common Law as Claire Neville Collis
1931 Shipmates as Auntie
1931 The Stolen Jools as Hedda, Norma's Friend
1931 A Tailor-Made Man as Mrs. Stanlaw
1931 A Tailor-Made Man as Mrs. Stanslaw
1931 Men Call It Love as Callie
1931 The Prodigal as Christine
1931 The Easiest Way as Mrs. Clara Williams (uncredited)
1930 War Nurse as Matron
1930 Let Us Be Gay as Madge Livingston
1930 Our Blushing Brides as Mrs. Russ-Weaver
1930 Holiday as Susan Potter
1930 High Society Blues as Mrs. Divine
1930 Such Men Are Dangerous as Muriel Wyndham
1929 The Racketeer as Mrs. Karen Lee
1929 Half Marriage as Mrs. Page
1929 His Glorious Night as Mrs. Collingswood Stratton
1929 Cat, Dog & Co. as Be Kind to Animals Society President
1929 The Last of Mrs. Cheyney as Lady Maria
1928 Harold Teen as Mrs. Hazzit
1928 The Chorus Kid as Mrs. Garrett
1928 The Port of Missing Girls as Mrs. C. King
1927 The Drop Kick as Mrs. Hamill
1927 One Woman to Another as Olive Gresham
1927 Wings as Mrs. Powell (uncredited)
1927 Children of Divorce as Katherine Flanders
1926 Don Juan as Marchesia Rinaldo
1925 Raffles as Mrs. Clarice Vidal
1925 Zander the Great as Mrs. Caldwell
1925 Her Market Value as Mrs. Bernice Hamilton
1924 The Snob as Mrs. Leiter
1924 Happiness as Mrs. Chrystal Pole
1924 Why Men Leave Home as Nina Neilson
1922 Sherlock Holmes as Madge Larrabee
1919 The Isle of Conquest as Mrs. Harmon
1918 By Right of Purchase as Society Woman (uncredited)
1917 Seven Keys to Baldpate as Myra Thornhill (as Elda Furry)

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