Ida Darling

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Ida Darling
Society Snobs (1921) - 1.jpg
Darling at left in ad for Society Snobs (1921)
Born February 23, 1880
Died June 5, 1936 (aged 60–61)
Occupation film actress
Years active 1913-1935

Ida Darling (February 23, 1880 – June 5, 1936) was an American actress of the stage and in silent motion pictures.


Darling was born in New York, New York and died in Hollywood, California at the age of 56. Ida performed on the New York stage for forty years. During the ten years she resided in California, she was under contract to David Selznick.

Miss Darling appeared in fifty-three movies from 1913 to 1935. In 1925 she was in the cast of Irene, a film made by First National Pictures, which starred Colleen Moore. The Wild Westcotts, a Vine Street Theater comedy of the 1927 season, featured both Ida and Glenda Farrell as cast members. Among her films of the sound era is Lummox (1929), which was based on a story by novelist Fannie Hurst. The Irish director, Herbert Brenon, supervised work on this film, which was made by United Artists.

Darling died at St. Vincent's Hospital in Los Angeles, California and was cremated at Hollywood Cemetery. Funeral services were carried out by Gates, Crane & Earl Mortuary. The actress was survived by a cousin, Mrs. Eric Blore, and a nephew, Jordan Ralston.

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  • Los Angeles Times, Lavish Settings, Gorgeous Costumes Mark Modern Cinderella Tale Starring Colleen Moore, December 6, 1925, Page C33.
  • Los Angeles Times, Family Wrangle Called Amusing, September 5, 1927, Page 7.
  • Los Angeles Times, Three For Lummox, May 21, 1929, Page A10.
  • Los Angeles Times, Final Tribute Paid Film Actress, June 7, 1936, Page A6

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