Hedda Hopper. Hedda Hopper (born Elda Furry; May 2, 1885 – February 1, 1966) was an American gossip columnist and actress. At the height of her influence in the 1940s, her readership was 35 million. A strong supporter of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) hearings, Hopper named suspected communists and was a major proponent of ...
Hedda Hopper, Actress: Sunset Blvd.. Her father was a butcher. In 1913 she met and married matinée idol DeWolf Hopper Sr. and in 1915 they moved to Hollywood, where both began active film careers. He became a star with Triangle Company, she began in vamp parts and turned to supporting roles. After her divorce she appeared in dozens of films, becoming known as "Queen of the Quickies"....
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Hedda's husband, DeWolf Hopper Sr., was the one who made Ernest Lawrence Thayer's poem "Casey at the Bat" famous, performing it over 10,000 times. Comedian Red Skelton once painted a rather cartoonish portrait in oil of Hedda and gave it to her.
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Mar 03, 2017 · When The L.A. Times launched the infamous gossip column "Hedda Hopper's Hollywood" in 1938, its writer quickly became the most feared person showbiz. Spencer Tracy once confronted Hopper at Ciro's ...
In 1931 she began “The Hedda Hopper Show”, which initially ran as a 15-minute gossip show mostly devoted to Hollywood marriages and divorces. Enormously popular, it ran until 1951, and on the strength of its popularity she started the “Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood” column in the “Los Angeles Times” in 1938.
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Hedda Hopper was born in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, but she was not that city’s most famous export. Hollidaysburg just happens to be the birthplace of that stair-crawling super-toy, the Slinky. As the song goes, everyone loves a Slinky.
Hedda Hopper was an American stage and screen actor, best known for her gossip column, ‘Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood,’ in the ‘Los Angeles Times.’ Born Elda Furry, in Pennsylvania, she ran away from home to work in the entertainment industry. After marrying matinee idol DeWolf Hopper, she took on his last name.