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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 Eyes of the Totem
Directed by W. S. Van Dyke
Genres Drama
Actors Wanda Hawley, Tom Santschi, Anne Cornwall, Gareth Hughes, Bert Woodruff, W. S. Van Dyke
Roles Mariam Hardy

Mariam Hardy, young daughter Betty and husband Jim live in a log cabin in the desolate and frozen north, where Jim works their mining claim. Mariam longs for a normal life in the civilized world. Her husband returns one day with cash and the news that he has sold the claim. They board a steamer bound for Tacoma. Upon reaching the city, Jim is murdered and the cash is stolen by a mysterious steely-eyed stranger. Left penniless with a small child to care for, Mariam becomes a beggar. Over the years she becomes a respectable member of society, but she always keeps a watch for the eyes of the murderer. A chance encounter reveals his identity, leading to a violent confrontation.
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
Rating51% 2.5561552.5561552.5561552.5561552.556155
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% 3.30893.30893.30893.30893.3089
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.
Mary of the Movies
Actors Marion Mack, Anna May Wong, Creighton Hale, Florence Lee, Jack Perrin, Raymond Cannon

Mary (Mack), a country girl, moves to Hollywood to become a star, and earn money to pay for her brother's operation. She meets many famous stars, but has difficulty getting work. Finally, she gets a break when her resemblance to a star leads to her being cast in a film.
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% 3.4861153.4861153.4861153.4861153.486115
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.)
Thirty Days
Directed by James Cruze
Origin USA
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Wallace Reid, Wanda Hawley, Charles Ogle, Cyril Chadwick, Herschel Mayall, Helen Dunbar
Roles Lucille Ledyard

As described in a film publication, because of his flirtatious tendencies, young and wealthy society man John Floyd (Reid) is put on 30 days probation by his sweetheart Lucille Ledyard (Hawley). She gets him to assist her in settlement work. He ends up soothing Carlotta (Phillips), a young woman in a tough Italian section, when her husband Giacomo Polenta (Mayall) comes home and chases John with a knife. John escapes, but Giacomo, who is wanted by the police, takes a job as a butler in the Floyd home until he has a chance to skip to Italy. Carlotta comes to warn John, but Giacomo sees her and chases her down the street with a carving knife until he is nabbed by a police officer. Judge Hooker (Ogle), a friend of the Floyds, suggests that John seek safety in jail for 30 days until Giacomo leaves for Italy, so John goes and assaults a friend and rival, is arrested, and sent to jail by the judge. In jail he runs into Giacomo but is able to escape him. Giacomo is released, but waits for John outside the prison. Lucille and a friend visit John. When released, John is tied up by some criminals and put on a steamer headed for Italy. In the end, John and Lucille are reconciled.