Edna Murphy

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Edna Murphy
Murphy, c. 1920
Born(1899-11-17)November 17, 1899
New York City, U.S.
DiedAugust 3, 1974(1974-08-03) (aged 74)
Years active1918-1933
Spouse Mervyn LeRoy (1927-1932, divorced)

Edna Murphy (November 17, 1899 August 3, 1974) was an American actress of the silent era. [1] She appeared in 80 films between 1918 and 1933. Murphy was voted "Most Photographed Movie Star of 1925" by ScreenLand Magazine .


For part of her career, Murphy was the leading woman in films with Monte Blue. [2]

Murphy married director Mervyn LeRoy on December 18, 1927. She divorced him on June 30, 1932, on the grounds of desertion. [3]


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  1. "Edna Murphy". Silent Hollywood. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  2. "Edna Murphy to Wed Mervyn Leroy". The New York Times. November 3, 1927. p. 24. ProQuest   104068113 . Retrieved April 29, 2021 via ProQuest.
  3. "Mervyn Le Roy Divorced". The New York Times. July 1, 1932. p. 19. ProQuest   100575479 . Retrieved April 29, 2021.