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Anita Page – The Falling Star

One of Metro’s biggest stars in the late silent days, Page’s most widely remembered role is from her turn in Best Picture winner The Broadway Melody of 1929. Though she made the transition to sound handily, Page quickly slipped down into featured player roles behind stars like Buster Keaton, Marian Marsh, among others. The reason for Page’s decline isn’t clear– there are rumors that she refused to play ball with male executives in then-expected ways– and she chose to retire in 1933. She made a few reappearances on the big screen, most notably in the late 1990s, as she reemerged from her quiet home life and embraced her past. She passed away in 2008.

Anita Page’s Pre-Code Filmography

Studios

Videos of Anita Page

An interview with Page from 1996:

A different interview from 1993:

Anita Page Sites and Links

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