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 Nita Naldi

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Original Name
Mary Nonna Dooley
Birth
Harlem, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death
17 Feb 1961 (aged 66)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial
Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot
Section 1W, Range AA, Plot 13/14, Grave 5
Memorial ID
754 View Source

Actress. She was born in New York City of Irish parentage. She began her show business career in a Shubert revue and in the Ziegfield follies. After her success on the stage, she decided to give Hollywood a try. Hired by Paramount, she made successful films in vamp roles. Nita starred along with John Barrymore in "Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1920) and with Rudolph Valentino in "Blood and Sand" and "Cobra." She hit her peak in Cecil B. Demille's "The Ten Commandments." Nita was married once to J. Searle Barclay until his death in 1945; they had been separated for over a decade. She did not remarry or have children. With the advent of talking films, her career was over due to her thick New York accent. She then traveled to Europe to appear in a few silent films in 1929 and then retired from the screen.

Actress. She was born in New York City of Irish parentage. She began her show business career in a Shubert revue and in the Ziegfield follies. After her success on the stage, she decided to give Hollywood a try. Hired by Paramount, she made successful films in vamp roles. Nita starred along with John Barrymore in "Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1920) and with Rudolph Valentino in "Blood and Sand" and "Cobra." She hit her peak in Cecil B. Demille's "The Ten Commandments." Nita was married once to J. Searle Barclay until his death in 1945; they had been separated for over a decade. She did not remarry or have children. With the advent of talking films, her career was over due to her thick New York accent. She then traveled to Europe to appear in a few silent films in 1929 and then retired from the screen.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 25 Apr 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 754
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/754/nita-naldi: accessed ), memorial page for Nita Naldi (13 Nov 1894–17 Feb 1961), Find a Grave Memorial ID 754, citing Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.