~Edna Murphy~

Born: November 17, 1899 in New York City, NY, USA
Died: August 3, 1974 in Santa Monica, CA, USA
~Silent Filmography~
A graduate of Brooklyn's Manual High School, blonde, blue-eyed Edna Murphy was a model for
photographer Lajaren Hiller prior to making her screen debut opposite Alice Joyce in To the Highest
Bidder (1918). She played a vamp in the classic tearjerker Over the Hill (To the Poorhouse) (1920)
and was then awarded the leading female role opposite Johnnie Walker in the Fox serial Fantomas
(1920). Walker, who had starred in Over the Hill as well, became Murphy's leading man in four
subsequent Fox melodramas, but their partnership ended when she signed with Universal in 1922.
After a handful of programmers in which she mainly played flappers, Murphy defected to Pathé, who
cast her in the ten-chapter series Her Dangerous Path (1923), produced by Hal Roach and
co-starring a non-comedic Charley Chase, and awarded her the female lead in the Western serial
Leatherstocking (1924). The exposure from both made her one of the season's most visible actresses.
There would be two more serials to come -- Into the Net (1924) and Fingerprints (1931), the latter a
talkie -- but her career was decidedly on the wane at the changeover to sound. She married director
Mervyn LeRoy in 1927 and retired three years later.

Biography by Hans J. Wollstein, AllMovie.com
~Biography~
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Kid Gloves (1929) .... Lou
Stolen Kisses (1929) .... Fanchon La Vere
The Greyhound Limited (1929) .... Edna
Bachelor's Club (1929)
My Man (1928) .... Edna Brand
The Midnight Adventure (1928) .... Jeanne Wentworth
The Sunset Legion (1928) .... Susan
Across the Atlantic (1928) .... Phyllis Jones
Wilful Youth (1927) .... Edna Tavernay
His Foreign Wife (1927) .... Mary Jackson
The Cruise of the Hellion (1927) .... Diana Drake
The Silent Hero (1927) .... Mary Stoddard
Dearie (1927) .... Ethel Jordan
The Black Diamond Express (1927) .... Jeanne Harmon
Modern Daughters (1927)
Silver Comes Through (1927) .... Lucindy
... aka Silver Comes Thru
... aka Silver King Comes Thru
All Aboard (1927) .... May Brooks
Tarzan and the Golden Lion (1927) .... Betty Greystoke
Burnt Fingers (1927) .... Vera
The Valley of Hell (1927) .... Mary Calvert
McFadden's Flats (1927) .... Mary Ellen McFadden
Rose of the Bowery (1927) .... Rose
45 Minutes from Hollywood (1926) .... Em, Hotel Detective's wife
Obey the Law (1926) .... The Daughter
Oh, What a Night! (1926) .... June Craig
College Days (1926) .... Bessie
Wives at Auction (1926)
The Little Giant (1926) .... Myra Clinton
Clothes Make the Pirate (1925) .... Nancy Downs
His Buddy's Wife (1925) .... Mary Mullaney
Ermine and Rhinestones (1925) .... Minnette Christie
The Police Patrol (1925) .... Alice Bennett/Dorothy Stone
Lying Wives (1925) .... Elsie Chase
Wildfire (1925) .... Myrtl Barrington
Lena Rivers (1925) .... Carrie Nichols
A Man Must Live (1925) .... Eleanor Ross-Fayne
Into the Net (1924) .... Natalie Van Cleef
The White Moth (1924) .... Gwendolyn Dallas
The King of the Wild Horses (1924) .... Mary Fielding
Leatherstocking (1924) .... Judith Hutter
Daughters of Today (1924) .... Mabel Vandegrift
... aka What's Your Daughter Doing?
After the Ball (1924) .... Arthur's Wife
Going Up (1923) .... Madeline Manners
Her Dangerous Path (1923) .... Corinne Grant
The Man Between (1923) .... Zephne Lamont
Nobody's Bride (1923) .... Doris Standish
Ridin' Wild (1922/I) .... Grace Nolan
Caught Bluffing (1922) .... Doris Henry
The Galloping Kid (1922) .... Helen Arnett
... aka Misfit Becomes Chaperon
Paid Back (1922) .... Eloise Hardy
Don't Shoot (1922) .... Velma Gay
The Ordeal (1922) .... Helen Brayshaw
Extra! Extra! (1922) .... Myra Rogers
The Jolt (1921) .... Georgette
What Love Will Do (1921) .... Mary Douglas
Play Square (1921) .... Betty Bedford
Live Wires (1921) .... Rena Austin
Dynamite Allen (1921) .... Betty Reed
Fantomas (1920) .... Ruth Harrington
The North Wind's Malice (1920) .... Dorothy
Over the Hill to the Poorhouse (1920) .... Lucy
... aka Over the Hill
The Branded Woman (1920) .... Vivian Bolton
A Philistine in Bohemia (1920)

Puppy Love (1919)
Easy Money (1919)
To the Highest Bidder (1918) .... Jennie