Blanche Friderici in Man of the Forest (1933)
January 21, 1878|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||December 23, 1933
Visalia, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||heart attack|
|Other names||Blanche Frederici|
|Spouse(s)||Donald Campbell (?-1933) (her death)|
Blanche L. Friderici (January 21, 1878 — December 23, 1933), sometimes credited as Blanche Frederici, was an American film and stage actress.
Friderici did not aspire to be an actress, but rather an acting and elocution teacher. However, her eyesight began to fail, to the point she could no longer read, so she turned to acting. An admirer of her recitals introduced her to impresario David Belasco, who cast her in The Darling of the Gods.
Friderici appeared in sixty films from 1920 to 1934. Her début was as Miss McMasters in the film adaptation of 39 East (1920). In Night Nurse (1931), which starred Barbara Stanwyck and Clark Gable, she played a housekeeper too frightened to protect two children from a murder attempt. She portrayed a chaperone in Flying Down to Rio (1933). Her last film role was as a motel owner's wife in It Happened One Night (1934).
On her way by automobile to attend a Christmas service at General Grant National Park with her stage manager husband, Donald Campbell, she died of a heart attack, just after they reached Visalia, California. She was 55.
- 39 East (1920)
- No Trespassing (1922)
- Sadie Thompson (1928)
- The Awful Truth (1929)
- The Trespasser (1929)
- Wonder of Women (1929)
- The Girl Said No (1930) (uncredited)
- Soldiers and Women (1930)
- The Bad One (1930)
- The Office Wife (1930)
- The Cat Creeps (1930)
- Billy the Kid (1930)
- Ten Cents a Dance (1931)
- Night Nurse (1931)
- Murder by the Clock (1931)
- Friends and Lovers (1931)
- Honor of the Family (1931)
- Mata Hari (1931)
- The Hatchet Man (1932) (uncredited)
- Lady with a Past (1932)
- So Big! (1932) (uncredited)
- Miss Pinkerton (1932)
- Love Me Tonight (1932)
- Thirteen Women (1932)
- Three on a Match (1932) (uncredited)
- If I Had a Million (1932) (uncredited)
- A Farewell to Arms (1932)
- Cynara (1932) (uncredited)
- The Thundering Herd (1933)
- Secrets (1933)
- The Barbarian (1933)
- Adorable (1933)
- Hold Your Man (1933)
- Man of the Forest (1933)
- Flying Down to Rio (1933)
- All of Me (1934)
- It Happened One Night (1934)
- "The Cat and the Kidney". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. December 24, 1922. p. 31 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Miss Blanche L. Friderici.". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. September 9, 1900. p. 86 – via Newspapers.com.
- Blanche Friderici at the Internet Movie Database. Accessed August 23, 2010.
- "Noted Actress Dies After Trip to Nation's Tree". The Fresno Bee. December 25, 1933. p. 26 – via Newspapers.com.
- Blanche Friderici at the Internet Broadway Database
- Blanche Friderici at the Internet Movie Database
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