Edna Purviance's bio

Currently working on Edna Purviance's family biography. Photo: Leading Ladies © used by ednapurviance.org

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A little update...

Sorry for the lack of posts at the moment, but very busy working on something more permanent then a blog post for Edna, as I working on Edna's family bio. Back here soon... 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Edna Purviance (Oct. 21, 1895 - Jan. 13, 1958)


January 13, 1958, marks the day Edna Purviance died. For years,
I have been trying to get the date corrected on the web. I get it corrected,
someone else places the date back to January 11th. My information comes
from Edna's family documents and official California death certificate. But,
there are plenty of people who believe the 11th date instead.


I recently did some more requests in getting the date corrected. Like anything
dealing with Edna, it takes time to correct the errors.

Edna Purviance was born on October 21, 1895.
Her gravesite says, 1896, but that isn't true.
I am still researching to learn why it was changed
in the early 1920s, as Edna had it correct in all the years
before the 1920s.


Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy 100th! Edna Purviance, since starting films!


2015 marks Edna Purviance's 100th year since starting in films. Edna arrived at the Niles Essanay Studios on, Thursday, January 21, 1915. She took her film test and continued in pictures for the next 12 years. A full year looking back at Edna's first year in films.