Greetings funny names fans, how about a little dish-delish with gossip columnist, Hedda Hopper, over at the Blog of Funny Names.
Some people are born with fabulous names and then a sidestep of fate takes it a twist further.
Elda Furry was born in 1885 in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. She left home for the Big Apple at an early age in hopes of becoming an actress. Her attempts caused Florenz Zeigfeld (Zeigfeld Follies) to call her a “clumsy cow”. Not the recognition she hoped for.
A few years later she joined matinee idol DeWolf Hopper’s theater company. It was a pivotal move. She remained in the chorus and as an understudy until she realized it was not acting. She wanted to act.
She convinced Edgar Selwyn to cast her in the lead role of his play The Country Boy. The show toured for 35 weeks. She was on her way.
Remember what I said about the twist further? In 1913, Elda became the…
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