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Edithea Lois Wild
August 14, 1907
|Died||February 16, 1995 87) (aged|
|Spouse(s)||Leslie Major Sherriff (1925-1937) (divorced) (1 child)|
William Henry Snow (1938-1940) (divorced)
Gilbert Denton Buck (1954-1986) (his death)
Edithia Lois Wilde(August 14, 1907 – February 16, 1995) was an American actress, model, dancer, and beauty contest winner. She was most famous for appearing in B-Western and Action movies, and also known for her appearance in Undersea Kingdom (1936).
By the time she was 15 years old, Wilde was working as a model and was a ballet dancer at the Metropolitan Opera House. Artists for whom she posed included Howard Chandler Christy, Arnold Genthe, and Renee Prahar.
While dancing at the Metropolitan Opera, she was discovered by Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., who hired her to perform in the 1923 Ziegfeld Follies . During this period, she "was once voted the most beautiful girl in the Follies organization."
Wilde co-starred with Ray Corrigan in Undersea Kingdom (1936) a serial from Republic Pictures.She also co-starred with Gene Autry in 1936's The Singing Cowboy .
On March 8, 1925, at eighteen years of age, Wilde married Leslie Major Sherriff, a banjo-player for the Paul Whiteman Band, in Brooklyn, New York. When she became pregnant with her first child, Marjorie, she left the Follies.
After moving from Atlantic City to Beverly Hills, she had a hysterectomy. While recovering in a wheelchair at a hair salon, a man approached her and asked if she had ever been in theater. This inspired her to pursue film roles.
Wilde and Sherriff divorced in 1937.In 1938, she married William Henry Snow, who was the president of a radio recording company.
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