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 Edna <I>Wallace</I> Hopper

Edna Wallace Hopper

San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Death 14 Dec 1959 (aged 86–87)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Plot Section 27
Memorial ID 19073997 · View Source
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Alexander Dunsmuir built Dunsmuir House in Oakland for his bride Josephine; he died on their honeymoon, she the next year. Edna, Josephine's daughter, was a "Floradora" showgirl.

She was considered to be, at one time, "the toast of Broadway" at the turn of the century. She later was a shrewd stock trader.

She died of complications of pneumonia in her Manhattan (N.Y.) home. No one knew her age, but people guessed that she might have been anywhere from 85 to 99. She said records of her birth were destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake.

She was less than five feet tall and weighed about 85 pounds. Her first big hit was in David Belasco's "The Girl I Left Behind Me," followed by multiple triumphs in the states and abroad. Being a Florodora girl was considered to be a huge accomplishment.

She married comedian DeWolf Hopper. Up until that time she was known as Ann Wallace. She kept his name after their divorce.

She also married Albert O. Brown, a stockbroker, in 1908. He died in the 1930s. She made her final Broadway appearance in 1920, after which she underwent a face-lifting operation, which was filmed. She toured the country lecturing on how to stay young and beautiful.

She left no immediate survivors.

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