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Edna Purviance (Olga Edna Purviance)

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Biography

Paradise, Nevada, USA
Edna Purviance began working as a stenographer in San Francisco. Charles Chaplin invited her to join him at Essanay Studio in 1915, the year of her film debut in Chaplin's His Night Out. Over the next seven years she appeared as his leading lady in over 20 Chaplin films made by Essanay, Mutual, and First National, including the classics The Tramp (1914), The Immigrant (1917), Easy Street (1917), The Kid (1921), and The Idle Class (1921). As a repayment for years of work with him, Chaplin intended real stardom for her with A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923). Read more...

Actor

Character: Village Belle

Sunnyside 1919

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Character: Kissed by David While Dressed as a Boy

The Celluloid Closet 1995

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Character: Marie St. Clair

A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate 1923

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Character: Herself & In Out-Takes

Unknown Chaplin 1983

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