EDNA WALLACE HOPPER & DEWOLF AUTOGRAPHS


Edna Wallace Hopper was born on January 17, 1872 – died December 14, 1959, was an American actress on stage and in silent films. Edna had gone to New York to train for the stage. While there, she had married DeWolf Hopper (1858-1935) on 28 June 1895. They appeared in several comic operas together, including John Philip Sousa’s El Capitan, before they divorced in 1898. The couple presented a striking physical contrast on stage. DeWolf, at 6ft 3 in, was exceptionally tall for the time, while Edna stood under five feet tall and weighed less than 100 pounds. She put her name on a line of products, noted for keeping her looking youthful – Edna Wallace Hopper Cosmetics: at the beginning a society by the advertising man Claude C Hopkins, then a part of American Home Products. De Wolf Hopper was born on March 30, 1858 – died September 23, 1935. Dewolf was an American actor, singer, comedian, and theatrical producer. A star of the musical stage, he was best-known for performing the popular baseball poem Casey at the Bat. Originally, he wanted to be a serious actor, but at 6′ 3″ (1.90 m) and 230 pounds, he was too large for most dramatic roles. He had a loud bass singing voice, however, and made his mark in musicals, beginning in Harrigan and Hart’s company. He then did Radio City Music Hall Inaugural (1932), and played Dr. Gustave Ziska in The Monster (1933). At the time of his death, he was in Kansas City, Missouri, making a radio appearance. De Wolf Hopper died of a heart attack at age 77 in a hospital in Kansas City. His ashes are interred in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York. Original Edna Wallace Hopper Autograph, signed on cut card stock (approx. size 2 1/4 x3 14 inches) & Dewolf Hopper Autograph, signed on cut paper (approx. size 2 1/4 x 3 7/8 inches). Your receive both autographs for the price of $ 29.95.

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