|Height:||157 cm (5' 2'')|
|Birth Day:||August 4, 1910|
|Death Date:||September 6, 2008(2008-09-06) (aged 98)
Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Birth Place:||Flushing, New York, United States|
|#4||Nacio Herb Brown||Spouse||N/A||N/A||N/A|
As per our current Database, Anita Page died on September 6, 2008(2008-09-06) (aged 98)
Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, U.S..
|Height||Weight||Hair Colour||Eye Colour||Blood Type||Tattoo(s)|
|157 cm (5' 2'')||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
When her contract expired in 1933, she surprised Hollywood by announcing her retirement at the age of 23. She made one more movie, Hitch Hike to Heaven, in 1936, and then left the screen, virtually disappearing from Hollywood circles for sixty years. In a 2004 interview with author Scott Feinberg, she claimed that her refusal to meet demands for sexual favors by MGM head of production Irving Thalberg, supported by studio chief Louis B. Mayer, is what truly ended her career. She said that Mayer colluded with the other studio bosses to ban her and other uncooperative actresses from finding work.
She married composer Nacio Herb Brown in 1934, but the marriage was annulled a year later because Brown's previous divorce had not been finalized at the time they were married. She married Lieutenant Hershel A. House, a Navy pilot, on January 9, 1937 in Yuma, Arizona, and they moved to Coronado, California, and lived there until his death in 1991. They had two daughters, Linda (now Linda Sterne) and Sandra (who predeceased Page).
Page's first film for MGM was the 1928 comedy-drama Telling the World, opposite William Haines. Her performance in her second MGM film, Our Dancing Daughters (1928) opposite Joan Crawford was a tremendous success and it inspired two similar films in which they also co-starred, Our Modern Maidens and Our Blushing Brides. "I used to say that we're going to be 'The Galloping Grandmothers' at the rate we're going with these pictures," she said in 1993.
Page returned to the screen in 1996 after sixty years retirement and appeared in several low budget horror films. Film veteran Margaret O'Brien appeared in two of them. During this period, she moved in with her co-star and occasional director, Randal Malone at his Van Nuys home.
Page died in her sleep on September 6, 2008 at her Los Angeles home, at the age of 98. She is buried in the Holy Cross Cemetery in San Diego.
At the time of her death in September 2008, she was among the last to have acted as an adult in silent films (Barbara Kent and Miriam Seegar are among the handful of others) to live into the 21st century. She was also the last living attendee of the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929.
Currently, Anita Page is 111 years, 3 months and 28 days old. Anita Page will celebrate 112th birthday on a Thursday 4th of August 2022.
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