Hedda Hopper was born on May 02, 1885 in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, USA. She was a famous American actress and gossip columnist, whose long-running argument with friend turned opponent Louella Parsons, became at least as tarnished as many of Hopper's columns.
Biography and Career:
Hedda Hopper was born in Hollidaysburg and she was the daughter of David D. and Margaret Miller Furry, who were German Baptist Brethren.
The family shifted to Altoona when Elda was three years old. Her father was a butcher who possessed a shop. She ultimately ran away to New York and began her career in the chorus on the Broadway stage. She was not booming in this project, in spite of getting recognized by the renowned Shubert Brothers. Florenz Ziegfeld called the hopeful starlet a "clumsy cow"
and brushed off her request for a slot in the Follies. After a few years, she joined the theatre company of matinee idol DeWolf Hopper, whom she called "Wolfie."
She started acting in silent movies in 1915. Her motion picture debut was in Battle of Hearts (1916). She has acted in more than 120 movies over the following twenty-three years, regularly depicting distinguished-looking society women.
She was noted for her hats, considered as her trademark, because of her taste for large, flamboyant ones; and her hats were so famous that, in the 1946 movie, Breakfast in Hollywood, Del Porter, backed by Spike Jones and his City Slickers, even sang a novelty song entitled "A Hat for Hedda Hopper", for her who was sitting in the audience wearing an astonishing creation.
She was known for hobnobbing with the biggest names in the industry, for getting a "scoop" before almost anyone else most of the time, and for being nasty in dealing with those who unsatisfied her, whether intentionally or not. The columnist J.J. Hunsecker, played by Burt Lancaster in the film Sweet Smell of Success, is said to have been inspired partly by her.
Birth name: Elda Furry
Height: 5'7" (170 cm).
Her siblings included Dora Furry (born March 1880); Sherman Furry (born June 1882); Cameron Furry (born September 1887); Edgar Furry (April 20, 1889 - November 1975); Frank M. Furry (born August 1891); and Margaret Furry (born July 1897).
Hedda Hopper died on Tuesday, February 01, 1966.
Hedda dated John Barrymore and amongst other amorous encounters was DeWolf Hopper, Sr.
Why did people like her?
Hedda Hopper was liked by people for her expertise in acting and she also acted many note worthy movies which made people like her.
Why was Hedda Hopper famous?
Hedda Hopper was noted for her hats, considered her trademark, mostly because of her taste for large, flamboyant ones; and her hats were so famous that, in the 1946 movie, Breakfast in Hollywood, Del Porter, backed by Spike Jones and his City Slickers, even sang a novelty song entitled "A Hat for Hedda Hopper", to Hedda Hopper who was sitting in the audience wearing an extraordinary creation.
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