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Wanda Hawley is a Actor American born on 30 july 1895 at Pennsylvania (USA)

Wanda Hawley

Wanda Hawley
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Birth name Selma Wanda Pittack
Nationality USA
Birth 30 july 1895 at Pennsylvania (USA)
Death 18 march 1963 (at 67 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Wanda Hawley (July 30, 1895 – March 18, 1963) was a veteran American actress of the silent screen films era. She entered the theatrical profession with an amateur group in Seattle, and later toured the U.S. and Canada as a singer. She co-starred with Rudolph Valentino in the 1922 The Young Rajah, and rose to stardom in a number of Cecil B. DeMille and director Sam Wood's films.


Wanda Hawley naît à Scranton (Pennsylvanie), mais déménage à Seattle (Washington) avec sa famille alors qu'elle n'est encore qu'une enfant. Après ses études, elle commence le théâtre avec un groupe d'amateurs de Seattle, puis effectue des tournées aux États-Unis et au Canada comme chanteuse.

Elle fait ses débuts au cinéma avec la Fox, puis rejoint peu après Famous Players-Lasky, où elle tourne avec notamment avec Douglas Fairbanks dans Mr. Fix-It (1918), ou avec Rudolph Valentino dans The Young Rajah (1922).

Elle devient une star en jouant dans des films de Cecil B. DeMille et Sam Wood.

Sa carrière s'arrête avec l'arrivée du cinéma parlant.

Usually with

Charles Ogle
Charles Ogle
(9 films)
Guy Oliver
Guy Oliver
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Wanda Hawley (40 films)

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The Wizard of Oz, 1h20
Directed by Larry Semon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Le pays d'Oz, Children's films
Actors Larry Semon, Bryant Washburn, Dorothy Dwan, Virginia Pearson, Oliver Hardy, Charles Murray
Rating52% 2.6070552.6070552.6070552.6070552.607055
A toymaker (Semon) reads L. Frank Baum's book to his granddaughter. The Land of Oz is ruled by Prime Minister Kruel (Josef Swickard), aided by Ambassador Wikked (Otto Lederer), Lady Vishuss (Virginia Pearson), and the Wizard (Charles Murray), a "medicine-show hokum hustler". When the discontented people, led by Prince Kynd (Bryant Washburn), demand the return of the princess, who disappeared while a baby many years before, so she can be crowned their rightful ruler, Kruel has the Wizard distract them with a parlor trick: making a female impersonator (Frederick Ko Vert) appear out of a seemingly empty basket. Kruel sends Wikked on a mission.
Smouldering Fires, 1h20
Directed by Charles Dorian, Clarence Brown
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Laura La Plante, Malcolm McGregor, Tully Marshall, Wanda Hawley, Pauline Frederick, Helen Lynch
Roles Lucy
Rating66% 3.3099953.3099953.3099953.3099953.309995
At 40, businesswoman Jane Vale (Pauline Frederick) falls in love with a much younger Robert Elliott (Malcolm McGregor), a employee from her factory. She promotes him to the position of her private secretary, and out of gratitude and to defend her reputation from rumors, he asks her to marry him. However, before the marriage can take place, Jane's younger sister Dorothy (Laura La Plante) returns home from college and Robert and Dorothy fall in love. Lacking the courage to confess to Jane of his love for her sister, Robert marries Jane. Robert finds that the difference in ages between him and Jane are creating complications. When Jane realizes that Robert, though diligently attentive as a husband, is actually in love with her sister, she pretends that she has fallen out of love with him and seeks a divorce.
The Young Rajah, 54minutes
Directed by Phil Rosen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Rudolph Valentino, Charles Ogle, George Periolat, George Field, William Boyd, Bertram Grassby
Roles Molly Cabot
Rating69% 3.487453.487453.487453.487453.48745
After fifteen years, Joshua Judd (Charles Ogle) tells his adopted son, Amos (Valentino), that his real father was an Indian maharajah overthrown by Ali Khan (Bertram Grassby). Amos, then a young boy (played by an uncredited Pat Moore), was rescued by General Devi Das Gadi (George Periolat) and taken to America for his safety. (Joshua's merchant brother had been a trusted friend of the late maharajah.)
Too Much Wife, 50minutes
Directed by Thomas N. Heffron
Origin USA
Actors Wanda Hawley, Arthur Hoyt, Lillian Langdon, Willard Louis
Roles Myra Morgan

The Affairs of Anatol, 1h57
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Wallace Reid, Gloria Swanson, Wanda Hawley, Theodore Roberts, Elliott Dexter, Theodore Kosloff
Roles Emilie Dixon
Rating72% 3.6421753.6421753.6421753.6421753.642175
Socialite Anatol Spencer (Reid), finding his relationship with his wife (Swanson) lackluster, goes in search of excitement.