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Gloria Holden’s Birthday…

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday

Gloria Holden?

 

 

 

 BRITISH-BORN AMERICAN ACTRESS

 

  • BORN: September 5, 1908?, London, England
  • DIED: March 22, 1991, Redlands, California
  • CAUSE OF DEATH : Heart attack
  • BURIAL: Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands, California

 

 

(Findagrave / Graving Queen of the OC)

 

Note: There is an obvious discrepancy when it comes to Holden’s year of birth. At the time of her death in 1991, obituaries gave her age as 73 and her year of birth as 1917 — which is the date on her grave marker. Recently that was amended to 1908 and is given as such on the Internet Movie Data Base and other sources. However, according to the census report of 1930, Gloria Holden’s age is listed as 26 which means she was actually born in 1903 (the census was taken in April). She also had a son Marvin who was seven years old at the time so the 1917 date could not be possible since it’s doubtful she gave birth to him at the age of seven. This information is also confirmed by the 1920 census when her family was living in Radnor, Pennsylvania and she was 16 years old, which would also validate the 1903 year of birth. When she died in 1991, Gloria Holden was in fact 87 years old and not 73. So even though she may not really be 100 years old today, we will celebrate it anyway – she deserves it for successfully getting away with shaving 14 years off her age, which may be a record in Hollywood.

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