Anita Garvin

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Anita Garvin (February 11, 1907 – July 7, 1994) was an American actress and comedian who appeared in both silent and sound films. She is best known for her work with comedians Laurel and Hardy and Charley Chase.

Garvin was born in New York City. Later, she moved to California where in 1924, she initially worked for Christie Film Company's comedies. She then began work for Educational Pictures and eventually, in 1926 Hal Roach, where she appeared in many silent films with Charley Chase, James Finlayson, and Max Davidson as well as playing occasional supporting roles in feature films. In 1928, she was teamed with Marion "Peanuts" Byron as a short-lived female version of Laurel and Hardy. Garvin appeared in a total of eleven Laurel and Hardy films. In the sound era, she also appeared in comedies produced at Educational, Warner Brothers/Vitaphone, RKO Radio Pictures, and Columbia Pictures. Her last film appearance was in the Three Stooges film Cookoo Cavaliers (1940) as a customer requesting a haddock.

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She gave up acting in 1940 to raise a family. She died in 1994, aged 87 at Motion Picture Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.

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