Una Merkel

Una Merkel (December 10, 1903 – January 2, 1986) was an American film actress.

Born in Covington, Kentucky, Merkel resembled the popular actress Lillian Gish, and her resemblance allowed her to enter films in 1920 as Gish's double in the film Way Down East. She appeared in several films during the silent era but spent most of her time in New York working on Broadway. She returned to Hollywood and achieved her greatest success with the advent of "talkies". She played Ann Rutledge in the 1930 film Abraham Lincoln and during the 1930s became a popular second lead in a number of films, usually playing the wisecracking best friend of the heroine.

Her career went into decline during the 1940s and although she continued working it was in less prestigious productions. She made a comeback as a middle aged woman playing mothers and maiden aunts, and in 1956 won a Tony Award for her role in The Ponder Heart. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Summer and Smoke (1961). Her final film role was in the 1966 Elvis Presley film Spinout.

She died in Los Angeles, California.

Una Merkel has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to Motion Pictures, at 6230 Hollywood Boulevard.


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Una Merkel has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to Motion Pictures, at 6230 Hollywood Boulevard. Her notable roles include:. She died in Los Angeles, California.
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She appeared in several films during the silent era but spent most of her time in New York working on Broadway. When he saw the tape he was furious as he believed it was a poor choice. Born in Covington, Kentucky, Merkel resembled the popular actress Lillian Gish, and her resemblance allowed her to enter films in 1920 as Gish's double in the film Way Down East. Meanwhile Laughton looked at the test again and while he thought it was awful he couldn't forget her eyes. He told his business partner he was signing her and sent him the test tape. Una Merkel (December 10, 1903 – January 2, 1986) was an American film actress. She returned to Ireland. However she met Charles Laughton who believed she had something.

She performed poorly in the test. At the screen test was the actor Charles Laughton. Initially reluctant she was persuaded to attend. At the age of 17 she was offered a screen test in London.

She came from a theatrical family and began acting at the age of 14 with the Abbey Theatre in Dublin (Ireland's National Theatre). She often worked with director John Ford and longtime friend John Wayne. Born in Ranelagh, County Dublin, Ireland, the famously red-headed beauty is noted for playing fiercely passionate heroines with a highly sensible attitude. August 17, 1920), is an Irish-American film actress.

Maureen O'Hara, born Maureen FitzSimons (b. Only the Lonely (1991). Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962). The Parent Trap (1961).

The Quiet Man (1952). Rio Grande (1950). Sitting Pretty (1948). Miracle on 34th Street (1947).

This Land Is Mine (1943). The Black Swan (1942). How Green Was My Valley (1941). The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939).

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