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Anita Page

Born: August 4, 1910, Flushing, New York
Died: September 6, 2008 (age 98), Los Angeles, California

Anita Page - Trivia powered by ABEAnita Pomares, better known as Anita Page, was an American film actress who reached stardom in the last years of the silent film era, 1928. She became a highly popular young star, reportedly at one point receiving the most fan mail of anyone on the MGM lot. 

Page, who passed away in 2008 at age 98, was the last surviving "famous" film star of the silent era except for child actresses like Baby Peggy and Marie Osborne, although a small handful of silent leading ladies who did not achieve Page's fame survive her.

What do you know about Anita Page? Try this quick quiz.

1. In 1925, what was her first film?

  • Telling the World
  • Love 'Em and Leave 'Em
  • A Kiss for Cinderella

2. After a few small but well received parts, was offered a studio contract They molded her into one of their biggest female stars of the silent era, pairing her with such popular actors as Ramon Novarro and William Haines. Who was the film studio?

  • Fox
  • MGM
  • 21st Century

3. She played Ann 'Annikins' in Our Dancing Daughters (1928). The movie stars Joan Crawford. Who played opposite Joan Crawford?

  • John Mack Brown
  • Clark Gable
  • Cary Grant

4. Pages stars in a 1929 musical motion picture and the first sound film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture. It was released on February 1, 1929. What is the movie?

  • The Broadway Melody
  • Cinnamon Strip
  • Texas Hold'em

5. At the height of her popularity, she was receiving more fan mail than any other female star, with the exception one actress. Who got more fan mail?

  • Joan Crawford
  • Greta Garbo
  • Alice Tatum

6. When her contract expired in 1933, she surprised Hollywood by announcing her retirement at the age of 23. What was her last movie?

  • Hitchhike to Heaven
  • I Have Lived
  • The Big Cage

7. She married a Navy pilot, in 1937 and they moved to Coronado, California and lived there until his death in 1991. Who was the Navy pilot?

  • Hershel A. House
  • Morton Montgomery
  • Colin Kelly, Jr.

8. Anita Page returned to the screen in 1996 after sixty years retirement and appeared in several low budget horror films, several of which appeared to have been uncompleted or not released. What was the 1996 movie?

  • Sunset After Dark
  • Capital of Freedom
  • Media Relations

9. Page died in her sleep on Saturday, September 6, 2008 in Los Angeles, California of natural causes.

  • Fact or Myth?

10. Where is Anita Page buried?

  • Holy Cross Cemetery, San Diego, California
  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, California
  • Hollywood Forever, Hollywood, California

Answers

  • 1. A Kiss for Cinderella
  • 2. MGM
  • 3. John Mack Brown
  • 4. The Broadway Melody
  • 5. Greta Garbo
  • 6. Hitchhike to Heaven
  • 7. Hershel A. House
  • 8. Sunset After Dark
  • 9. Fact
  • Angels on your pillow10. Holy Cross Cemetery, San Diego, California

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