Ella Hall

Active - 1916 - 1933  |   Born - Mar 17, 1896 in New York, NY  |   Died - Sep 3, 1982 in Canoga Park, CA  |   Genres - Drama, Romance

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Pretty and with dimples, pioneering screen ingenue Ella Hall was one of many actresses brought in to threaten the hegemony of Mary Pickford. Like all the other Pickford wannabes, Hall ultimately failed but she did manage to stand out in several good films, including Lois Weber's Jewel (1915), in which she came close to duplicating Pickford's childlike geniality, and the above-average Universal serial The Master Key (1914). Like most of her competitors, Hall's career waned in the 1920s and she was reduced to bit parts and walk-ons in the sound era. The wife of actor/director Emory Johnson, Ella Hall became the mother of actors Richard Emory and Ellen Hall.