Friday, July 20, 2012

Edna Fisher, silent film actress, worked at Vitagraph Co. in Santa Monica

Edna Fisher, born Edna Levi in Nebraska on August 14, 1891 came to Hollywood and started making films at Vitagraph Company in 1911. Her filmography included 10 silent films and 5 film shorts between 1911 and 1912. A listing in the Santa Monica City Directory for 1912 shows her as an actress at Vitagraph Co, located at 1415 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. Miss Fisher was in several westerns including: "Broncho Billy's Adventure" produced in 1911. She married Rollin S. Sturgeon, who was a director for Vitagraph on September 26, 1912, which coincided with the end of her film career. They had five children. Miss Fisher died on April 23, 1978.

This article appeared in the The Daily Outlook on March 17, 1913
Source was the digitized Santa Monica Outlook Newspaper October 1875-May 1920, searchable in Imagine Santa Monica

This notice for extras for Vitagraph appeared in The Daily Outlook, February 21, 1914