Violet Heming

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Violet Heming
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National Magazine (v. 38, 1913)
Born Violet Hemming
January 27, 1895
Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Died July 4, 1981
New York City, New York
Occupation Actress
Years active 1908-1955
Spouse(s) Grant Mills(d. 1973)
Judge Joel Bennett "Champ" Clark

Violet Heming (January 27, 1895 - July 4, 1981) was an English stage and screen actress. Born Violet Hemming in Leeds, Yorkshire, she was the daughter of Alfred Hemming who appeared in silent films and Mabel Allen. She began a stage career in 1908 while in her early teens and also appeared in her first motion picture, a short film for Thanhouser Film Company, in 1910. In 1913, she appeared with George Arliss in the play Disraeli.

In September 1925, Variety reported that Heming would appear in a "playlet" for the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film system.

Though Heming appeared in several films and television throughout the decades she is best remembered as a dependable Broadway star with a long list of theatrical credits.[1][2]

She died July 4, 1981 and is interred at Arlington National Cemetery with her second husband, Col. Bennett "Champ" Clark.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Who Was Who on the Screen, 3rd Edit. by Evelyn Mack Truitt, p.328; c.1983
  2. ^ Silent Film Necrology, 2nd Edit. by Eugene Michael Vazzana, p.238; c.2001(mention of mother being Mabel Allen)
  3. ^ Violet Heming (Clark) at findagrave.com

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