Blanche Friderici

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Blanche Friderici
Blanche Friderici in Man of the Forest.jpg
Blanche Friderici in Man of the Forest (1933)
Born (1878-01-21)January 21, 1878
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died December 23, 1933(1933-12-23) (aged 55)
Visalia, California, U.S.
Cause of death
heart attack
Other names Blanche Frederici
Occupation Actress
Years active 1914–1933
Spouse(s) Donald Campbell (?-1933) (her death)

Blanche Friderici (January 21, 1878 — December 23, 1933), sometimes credited as Blanche Frederici, was an American film and stage actress.


Between 1914 and 1927, Friderici appeared in nine Broadway theatre productions in New York City, including a production of 39 East (opened 1919).[1]

Between 1920 and 1934, Friderici appeared in almost sixty films. Her début was as Miss McMasters in the film adaptation of 39 East (1920). In Night Nurse (1931), which starred Barbara Stanwyck and Clark Gable, she played a housekeeper too frightened to protect two children from a murder attempt. She portrayed a chaperone in Flying Down to Rio (1933). Her last film role was as a motel owner's wife in It Happened One Night (1934).


On her way with her husband by automobile to attend a Christmas service at General Grant National Park, she died of a heart attack, just after they reached Visalia, California. She was 55.

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  1. ^ Blanche Friderici at the Internet Movie Database. Accessed August 23, 2010.

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