Allen in a scene from Seven Years Bad Luck (1921)
September 6, 1904|
Oakland, California, U.S.
|Died||July 24, 1998
Boonsboro, Maryland, U.S.
|Years active||1921 – 1926|
|Spouse(s)||Hampton Del Ruth (m. 1920 – ?)|
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.
|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|
- "Alta Allen". Silents Are Golden. Tim Lussier. Retrieved 2008-08-09.
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