Hedda Hopper

Name:
Hedda Hopper
Age:
80
Date of Birth:
May 2, 1885
Occupation:
Actress, Gossip Columnist
Spouse:
DeWolf Hopper (m. 1913; Divorce 1922)
Children:
William Hopper
Years active:
1908-1966
Known for:
Writing "Hedda Hopper's Hollywood"
Political party:
Republican
Died:
Feb 1, 1966 (Double Pneumonia)
Resting place:
Rose Hill Cemetery In Altoona, Pennsylvania

Hedda Hopper - Biography Summary


Hedda Hopper (born Elda Furry; May 2, 1885 – February 1, 1966) was an American actress and gossip columnist, notorious for feuding with her arch-rival Louella Parsons. She had been a moderately successful actress of stage and screen for years before being offered the chance to write the column Hedda Hopper's Hollywood for the Los Angeles Times in 1938. At the height of her power in the 1940s she commanded a 35 million strong readership. She was well known for her political conservatism, and during the McCarthy era she named suspected communists. Hopper continued to write gossip until the end, her work appearing in many magazines and later on radio.



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