Enid Markey

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Enid Markey
Born February 22, 1894
Dillon, Summit County
Colorado, USA
Died November 15, 1981 (aged 87)
Bay Shore, New York
Occupation Actress
Years active 1911-1968

Enid Markey (February 22, 1894 – November 15, 1981) was an American actress of theater, film, and television. She originated the role of Jane in films, having twice played the character - in 1918 (Tarzan of The Apes; The Romance of Tarzan).


Markey was born in Dillon in Summit County in north central Colorado. Her first film role was in The Fortunes of War (1911). During the production of The Wrath of the Gods (1914), Markey, a "leading lady with the New York Motion Picture Company", was "badly injured" during the production.[1] During her scene in which the lava flow destroys the village she was surrounded by smoke and fumes and nearly asphyxiated, but had recovered by May 1914.[2]

Her last appearance was in The Boston Strangler (1968). During the 1950s and 1960s she appeared in several television guest-starring roles, including The Andy Griffith Show as Barney Fife's landlady, and in an episode of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., as Grandma Pyle.

In the 1960-1961 season, Markey was cast as Aunt Violet Flower in CBS's Bringing Up Buddy, co-starring Frank Aletter and Doro Merande. Markey and Merande played spinster aunts who provide a home for their bachelor nephew stockbroker, Buddy Flower, played by Aletter.

She died in Bay Shore, New York, at the age of eighty-seven.

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  1. ^ "New York Motion Picture Company". Motion Picture News. 23 May 1914. p. 56. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Miss Enid Markey". Illustrated Films Monthly (Mar - August 1914). p. 382. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 

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