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 Mia May

Mia May

Birth
Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Death 28 Apr 1980 (aged 95)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Plains of Abraham (formerly Section 14), Row III, #45
Memorial ID 8772 · View Source
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Married to director/producer/writer Joe May, Mia was one of Germany's most prominent leading ladies in silent films at one point rivaling Asta Nielsen in popularity. May began her career on the stage at 14 years of age, using the name Herma Angelot, which she changed to Mia May in 1902. (At this time her husband liked the name so well, he changed his name to Joe May.) She retired from films in 1924, upon the suicide of her daughter, actress Eva May. Upon moving to Hollywood, Mia appeared in a handful of films and took on permanent retirement in 1943. Actress in 27 films.

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  • Added: 8 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8772
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mia May (2 Jun 1884–28 Apr 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8772, citing Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .