Viola Dana (1897-1987) reading at typewriter.
Dana made her film debut in Molly the Drummer Boy (1914). She received top billing playing “Gladiola Bain” in Gladiola (1915). She was in top demand as evidenced by securing another lead in The Innocence of Ruth (1916). She continued to turn in great performances, particularly as Katie O’Doone in Bred in Old Kentucky (1926). Viola’s final silver screen role was in Splendid Hour (1929).