Loo Hardy

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Loo Hardy
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Hardy c. 1918
Charlotte Noa

(1898-01-11)11 January 1898
Died23 April 1938(1938-04-23) (aged 40)
Other namesCharlotte Hardy
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1918 - 1931
Relatives Manfred Noa (brother)

Charlotte "Loo" Hardy (born Charlotte Noa; 11 January 1898 – 23 April 1938) was a German film actress of the silent era. [1] She later emigrated to England where she died by suicide from an overdose of narcotics. [2]



Noa's body was found in her flat in Cleveland Square, Paddington. An inquest was held on 26 April 1938, which referred to her as Mrs Charlotte Levi. The Coroner found that she had been overdrawn at the bank, was behind on payments of rent, had received a final demand for income tax, and tradesmen were refusing to supply goods unless for cash; and that she had killed herself by narcotic poisoning. [3]

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  1. Weniger p.232
  2. "Loo Hardy". IMDb .
  3. Daria Santini, The Exiles: Actors, Artists and Writers Who Fled the Nazis for London (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019), p. 73