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Edith Fellows
Birth: May 20, 1923
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 26, 2011
Westwood (Los Angeles County)
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actress. A noted child star of the 1930s, she later had a long second career on stage and television. Abandoned at age two months she was raised by her grandmother, initially in Charlotte, North Carolina, and pushed into show business early; Edith made her silver screen bow with 1929's short "Movie Night", was signed by Columbia, and appeared in about 30 film features including 1932's "The Rider of Death Valley" with Tom Mix, the 1936 Bing Crosby classic "Pennies from Heaven", "Music in My Heart" (1940), and several of the "Five Little Peppers" movies, in which she took the role of older sister Polly, from the early 1940s. In 1936 Edith, or more accurately her money, was the subject of a court fight between her grandmather and her mother who had reappeared after her daughter became rich; Edith stayed with the grandmother and about $150,000 was placed in trust, though by the time she went to claim it at age 21 all but $900 had disappeared into hands unknown. Released by Columbia at 17, she appeared with the USO during World War II and continued with film and stage work until a severe episide of stage fright drove her from the theater in 1958. After being broke and working as a telephone operator she returned to the stage around 1970 with "Dreams Deferred, which was based on her life, and was kept busy for the next 25 years. Edith's small screen credits included "Mr. Belvedere", "Father Murphy", "Cagney & Lacey", "St. Elsewhere", and a highly praised portrayal of designer Edith Head in ABC's 1983 "Grace Kelly". Retiring after 1995 appearances in "E.R." and "The Persuit of Happiness" she lived her final years in a Southern California home for retired actors and died following an extended illness. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
 
Burial:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Rose Garden
 
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Record added: Jun 30, 2011
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- DENA ANN
 Added: Jun. 26, 2014
Remembering you today! Thank you for all of the wonderful talent you gave the world, you are truly missed! Bright Blessings, William
- william bondar
 Added: Jun. 26, 2014

- Bob Hufford
 Added: Jun. 26, 2014
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