Thursday, January 14, 2016

Los Angeles Times obituary for Edna Purviance

Edna passed away on January 13th, 1958


L.A. Times, January 16th, 1958

A few details in the obituary are incorrect. Edna was really 62 when she died. This error was probably due to the fact that her birth year was often given incorrectly as 1896 instead of 1895. She was born in Paradise Valley, NV, not Reno. She didn't meet Chaplin at a party. The hypnotism trick story is true but it happened after they had already met. Edna was originally supposed to be buried at Forest Lawn cemetery, but due to a last minute, cost saving change made by her sister, Myrtle, she was moved to nearby Grand View.

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