Ida Darling

Ida Darling

Darling at left in ad for Society Snobs (1921)
Born 1875
Died June 5, 1936 (aged 6061)
Occupation film actress
Years active 1913-1935

Ida Darling (1875 June 5, 1936) was an American actress of the stage and in silent motion pictures.


Darling was born in New York, New York and died in Hollywood, California at the age of 61. Ida performed on the New York stage for forty years. During the ten years she resided in California, she was under contract to David Selznick.

Miss Darling appeared in fifty-three movies from 1913 to 1935. In 1925 she was in the cast of Irene, a film made by First National Pictures, which starred Colleen Moore. The Wild Westcotts, a Vine Street Theater comedy of the 1927 season, featured both Ida and Glenda Farrell as cast members. Among her films of the sound era is Lummox (1929), which was based on a story by novelist Fannie Hurst. The Irish director, Herbert Brenon, supervised work on this film, which was made by United Artists.

Darling died at St. Vincent's Hospital in Los Angeles, California and was cremated at Hollywood Cemetery. Funeral services were carried out by Gates, Crane & Earl Mortuary. The actress was survived by a cousin, Mrs. Eric Blore, and a nephew, Jordan Ralston.

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