Edna Holland

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Edna Holland
Born(1895-09-20)September 20, 1895
New York City, U.S.
DiedMay 4, 1982(1982-05-04) (aged 86)

Edna Milton Holland [1] (September 20, 1895 – May 4, 1982) was an American actress. Her stage, screen and television lasted from the beginning of the 20th century to 1965.


Holland was the daughter of comedian Edmund Milton Holland [1] and actress Emity Seward. [2] Her uncle, Joseph Holland, was an actor. [1]

As a child, she played in stage productions by David Belasco. Beginning in 1915, Holland appeared in silent films, including Always in the Way , The Feud Girl , Mary Moreland and The Masked Rider . She met her husband on the set of the Masked Rider, a fellow actor named Robert Taber (real name Stuart Fordham Tabor) who was origially from Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York. They married on May 15, 1919.

She was often seen as "The Other Woman" to actresses such as Mary Miles Minter. After an absence of nearly 20 years and numerous stage roles, Holland resumed making films in the late 1930s. Middle-aged, she often portrayed "professional women such as teachers, nurses or secretaries" in supporting roles or minor parts. [3] She played her last role on television in The Andy Griffith Show in 1966.

Holland died from a ruptured aneurysm in 1982, aged 86. [3]

Selected filmography

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  1. 1 2 3 "E. M. Holland dies after calling aid". The New York Times. November 25, 1913. p. 11. Retrieved November 10, 2020 via Newspapers.com.
  2. "E. M. Holland dead of heart disease". Hartford Courant. Connecticut, Hartford. November 25, 1913. p. 6. Retrieved November 10, 2020 via Newspapers.com.
  3. 1 2 Hans J. Wollstein. "Edna Holland". AllMovie. Retrieved April 6, 2019.