Viola Dana

Actor, Dancer
Viola Dana was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. Dana's career in acting began with her roles in various films like "The Flower of No Man's Land" (1916), "Blue Jeans" (1918) and "The Chorus Girl's ... Read more »
Born: 06/26/1897 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (11)

Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Parlor, Bedroom and Bath 1931 (Movie)

(Actor)

As Man Desires (Movie)

Pandora La Croix (Actor)

Blue Jeans (Movie)

June (Actor)

Her Fatal Millions (Movie)

Mary Bishop (Actor)

Hollywood (Movie)

Guest Appearance (Actor)

Merton of the Movies (Movie)

Sally Montague, "Flips" (Actor)

Puppets of Fate (Movie)

(Actor)

Revelation (Movie)

Joline Hofer (Actor)

The Necessary Evil (Movie)

Shirley Holmes (Actor)

The Off-Shore Pirate (Movie)

Ardita Farnam (Actor)

Biography

Viola Dana was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. Dana's career in acting began with her roles in various films like "The Flower of No Man's Land" (1916), "Blue Jeans" (1918) and "The Chorus Girl's Romance" (1920). She also appeared in "Puppets of Fate" (1921). She continued to work steadily in film throughout the twenties, appearing in "The Off-Shore Pirate" (1921), "Her Fatal Millions" (1923) and "Hollywood" (1923) with Hope Drown. She also appeared in "Merton of the Movies" (1924). Film continued to be her passion as she played roles in "The Beauty Prize" (1924), "As Man Desires" (1925) and "The Necessary Evil" (1925). She also appeared in "The Show of Shows" (1929) with Frank Fay. Dana more recently appeared on "Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow" (PBS, 1987-88). Dana's husband was John H Collins. Dana passed away in July 1987 at the age of 90.

Relationships

John H. Collins Director

Husband
Married 1915 until his death in 1918 at age 28

Maurice Flynn

Husband

Edna Fulgrath

Sister

Shirley Mason

Sister

Milestones

1910

Hired as a film actress, playing bit parts at Edison Films

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