Edna Purviance

1895 - 1958

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Olga Edna Purviance (; October 21, 1895 – January 13, 1958) was an American actress of the silent film era. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edna Purviance has received more than 521,233 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Edna Purviance is the 612th most popular actor (down from 542nd in 2019), the 1,123rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,109th in 2019) and the 307th most popular American Actor.

Edna Purviance was a silent film actress who was most famous for her role as the leading lady in Charlie Chaplin's films.

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Among actors, Edna Purviance ranks 612 out of 10,030Before her are Terry Jones, Jennifer Connelly, George Takei, Patrick McGoohan, Mark Wahlberg, and Françoise Dorléac. After her are Takashi Shimura, Laurence Fishburne, John Gielgud, Famke Janssen, Dean Reed, and Jean-Louis Barrault.

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Among people born in 1895, Edna Purviance ranks 66Before her are Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois, Wilhelm Kempff, Richard Barthelmess, Stanley Rous, Lewis Milestone, and Marcel Pagnol. After her are Ferdinand Čatloš, Clara Haskil, André Frédéric Cournand, Walter Dornberger, B. H. Liddell Hart, and Jean Giono. Among people deceased in 1958, Edna Purviance ranks 24Before her are Maurice Gamelin, Georges Rouault, Giacomo Balla, Rudolf von Laban, André Bazin, and Princess Ingeborg of Denmark. After her are Ole Kirk Christiansen, Duncan Edwards, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, Kim Tu-bong, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Ernst Heinkel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edna Purviance ranks 1,123 out of 15,968Before her are Neale Donald Walsch (1943), George Takei (1937), Patrick McGoohan (1928), Mark Wahlberg (1971), John Franklin Enders (1897), and Chevy Chase (1943). After her are George Carlin (1937), Tori Amos (1963), Laurence Fishburne (1961), Stanley Miller (1930), Robert S. Mulliken (1896), and Julian Schwinger (1918).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Edna Purviance ranks 307Before her are Powers Boothe (1948), Bruce Dern (1936), Jennifer Connelly (1970), George Takei (1937), Patrick McGoohan (1928), and Mark Wahlberg (1971). After her are Laurence Fishburne (1961), Dean Reed (1938), Jennifer Grey (1960), George C. Scott (1927), Peter Dinklage (1969), and Robert Englund (1947).

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