Enid Markey

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Enid Markey
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BornFebruary 22, 1894
DiedNovember 15, 1981 (aged 87)
OccupationActress
Years active1911-1968

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,[1] playing the character twice in 1918 (Tarzan of The Apes; The Romance of Tarzan). Her career extended into the 1960s.

Early years[edit]

Markey was born in Dillon in Summit County in north central Colorado. Her education came in a Denver, Colorado, boarding school.[1]

Career[edit]

Markey acted on stage and in vaudeville before turning to motion pictures.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

During the 1950s and 1960s she appeared in several television guest-starring roles, including The Andy Griffith Show as Barney Fife's landlady, Mrs. Mendelbright, and in an episode of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., as Grandma Pyle. She also had two appearances in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.

In the 1960-1961 season, Markey had a regular role as Aunt Violet Flower in the CBS comedy 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.

Her last appearance was in The Boston Strangler (1968).

Death[edit]

On November 15, 1981, Markey died in Bay Shore, New York, at the age of 87.

Partial filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Katchmer, George A. (2009). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. p. 233. ISBN 9781476609058. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  2. ^ "New York Motion Picture Company". Motion Picture News. 23 May 1914. p. 56. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Miss Enid Markey". Illustrated Films Monthly (Mar - August 1914). p. 382. Retrieved 29 August 2014.

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