Edna Marion

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Stranded Poster - 1925 short

Edna Marion, also known as Edna Marian (born Edna Marion Hannam; December 12, 1906 – December 2, 1957) was a silent motion picture actress who appeared in a number of Hal Roach short comedies. Her death certificate states she was a housewife when she died in Los Angeles from pneumonia, and her death widowed her husband Harold Naisbitt.[1] She is buried at Holy-Cross Cemetery, in Los Angeles CA.[2]


Born in Chicago, Marion played comic supporting roles in more than 60 films. She began her career in the 1920s, starring in Edward Ludwig's Broadway Beauties, followed by several appearances in Francis Corby's productions and spending much of the late 1920s at the Hal Roach studios, alongside comedians Charley Chase, Laurel and Hardy, and others.[citation needed] Her career at the Hal Roach Studies ended abruptly on April 7, 1928 after being employed since April 25, 1927.[3]

In 1926, Edna Marion was named one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars, along with Mary Astor, Mary Brian, Dolores Costello, Joan Crawford, Dolores del Río, Janet Gaynor, and Fay Wray.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "Actress: Edna Marion/Marian". www.classicvideostreams.com. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  2. ^ "Edna Marion (1906-1957) - Find A Grave Memorial". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  3. ^ "Edna Marion • Another Nice Mess". www.lordheath.com. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  4. ^ Edna Marion at silenthollywood.com

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