Alta Allen

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Alta Allen
Allen in a scene from Seven Years Bad Luck (1921)
Born (1904-09-06)September 6, 1904
Oakland, California, U.S.
Died July 24, 1998(1998-07-24) (aged 93)
Boonsboro, Maryland, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1921 – 1926
Spouse(s) Hampton Del Ruth (m. 1920 – ?)

Alta Allen (born Alta Crowin) [1] (September 6, 1904 – July 24, 1998) was an American actress.


Allen was born in Oakland, California in 1904 to a Scottish mother and a West Coast "character man" father. Her first professional performance at a theatre in Oakland as Beth in Little Women. She was ten years old at the time. Allen made several films in the 1920s, including Skirts in 1921 and The Marriage Cheat in 1922. Her final screen appearance was in The Set-Up in 1926. She worked for two major studios, Universal and Fox.[2]


Year Film Role Notes
1921 A Shocking Night Bessie Lane
Seven Years Bad Luck Betty - Max's Fiancée
Be My Wife Mary, the Girl
1922 The Marriage Chance Eleannor Douglas
1924 A Self-Made Failure Mrs. Spike Malone Alternative title: The Goof
Daring Chances Agnes Rushton
1926 The Set-Up Thora Barton
Raggedy Rose Rose's former co-worker Uncredited


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  2. ^ "Alta Allen". Silents Are Golden. Tim Lussier. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 

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