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Darling at left in ad for Society Snobs (1921)
|Died||June 5, 1936 (aged 60–61)|
Ida Darling (1875 – June 5, 1936) was an actress of the stage and in silent motion pictures.
Darling was born in New York, New York and died in Hollywood, California at the age of 61. Ida performed on the New York stage for forty years. During the ten years she resided in California, she was under contract to David Selznick.
Miss Darling appeared in fifty-three movies from 1913 to 1935. In 1925 she was in the cast of Irene, a film made by First National Pictures, which starred Colleen Moore. The Wild Westcotts, a Vine Street Theater comedy of the 1927 season, featured both Ida and Glenda Farrell as cast members. Among her films of the sound era is Lummox (1929), which was based on a story by novelist Fannie Hurst. The Irish director, Herbert Brenon, supervised work on this film, which was made by United Artists.
Darling died at St. Vincent's Hospital in Los Angeles, California and was cremated at Hollywood Cemetery. Funeral services were carried out by Gates, Crane & Earl Mortuary. The actress was survived by a cousin, Mrs. Eric Blore, and a nephew, Jordan Ralston.
- The Nightingale (1914)
- The Morals of Marcus (1915)
- Helene of the North (1915)
- The Masqueraders (1915)
- The Lost Bridegroom (1916)
- Davy Crockett (1916)
- Under Cover (1916)
- The Big Sister (1916)
- Broadway Jones (1917)
- Heart's Desire (1917)
- Mrs. Dane's Defense (1918)
- By Right of Purchase (1918)
- Men (1918)
- The Make-Believe Wife (1918)
- Three Men and a Girl (1919)
- The Ruling Passion (1922)
- The Exciters (1923)
- Meddling Women (1924)
- Heart of a Siren (1925)
- Irene (1926)
- Stranded in Paris (1926)
- Singed (1927)
- Lummox (1930)
- Here Comes the Navy (1934)
- The Mighty Barnum (1934)
- Los Angeles Times, Lavish Settings, Gorgeous Costumes Mark Modern Cinderella Tale Starring Colleen Moore, December 6, 1925, Page C33.
- Los Angeles Times, Family Wrangle Called Amusing, September 5, 1927, Page 7.
- Los Angeles Times, Three For Lummox, May 21, 1929, Page A10.
- Los Angeles Times, Final Tribute Paid Film Actress, June 7, 1936, Page A6
- Rothwell-Smith, Paul. Silent Films! the Performers (2011) 9781907540325
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