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.
. She died in Los Angeles, California. A corporate remnant named RKO Pictures was purchased by Merrill and Ted Hartley in 1989 with a plan to resurrect it as a motion picture production company. Her final film role was in the 1966 Elvis Presley film Spinout. Her second husband (of three) was the American actor Cliff Robertson (married 1966, divorced 1986). She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Summer and Smoke (1961). Hutton and Post cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, her first film was Desk Set (1957), in which she played Sylvia Blair, one of the researchers whose supervisor was Bunny Watson (Katharine Hepburn).

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. The daughter of Wall Street wizard Edward F. Her career went into decline during the 1940s and although she continued working it was in less prestigious productions. Nedinia Hutton Rumbough Robertson Hartley (born 9 December 1925) is a United States actress known as Dina Merrill. 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. She returned to Hollywood and achieved her greatest success with the advent of "talkies".

She appeared in several films during the silent era but spent most of her time in New York working on Broadway. 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. Una Merkel (December 10, 1903 – January 2, 1986) was an American film actress.

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