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, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1911-1968

Enid Markey (February 22, 1894, Dillon, Colorado – November 15, 1981, Bay Shore, New York) was an American actress of stage, film and television. She originated the role of Jane in films, playing the character twice - in 1918 (Tarzan of The Apes; The Romance of Tarzan).


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 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 Merando played spinster aunts who provide a home for their bachelor nephew stockbroker, Buddy Flower, played by Aletter.

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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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