Edith Hallor Dillon (Edith Dillon)

Edith Hallor Dillon

Entertainer.  An ebullient singer and dancer,  she enjoyed fleeting fame on the Broadway stage during the World War I years.  She co-starred in the hit Jerome Kern musical “Leave It to Jane” (1918) and had major roles in “The Peasant Girl” (1915),  Irving Berlin’s all-star revue “Dance and Grow Thin” (1917),  and the “Ziegfeld Follies of 1917”.  Hallor was born in Washington,  DC,  and made her theatrical debut at age 17.  She married actor-director  John Francis Dillon in 1914 and settled with him in Hollywood in the early 1920s.  Although she had leads in several silent films,  her stage success did not translate to movie stardom.  After Dillon’s death in 1934 she played sporadic bit parts.  Her screen credits include “The Criminal Path” (1914),  “The Seven Deadly Sins” (1917),  “The Blue Pearl” (1920),  “Human Hearts” (1922),  “Maid of Salem” (1937),  “Wilson” (1944),  and “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” (1945).  She died in Newport Beach,  California. (bio by: Bobb Edwards)

Born

  • March, 26, 1896
  • USA

Died

  • May, 05, 1971
  • USA

Cemetery

  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
  • California
  • USA

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