Hedda Hopper

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Birthday
2, 1885
Birthplace
Hollidaysburg, PA
Death Date
Feb 1, 1966 (80)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
2, 1885
Birthplace
Hollidaysburg, PA
Death Date
Feb 1, 1966 (80)

About

Hollywood gossip columnist and rival of film critic and fellow gossip writer Louella Parsons. Her "Hedda Hopper's Hollywood" column, which eventually fed the anti-communist hysteria of the McCarthy era by naming alleged communists, first appeared in the Los Angeles Times in the late 1930s.

Before Fame

Before becoming a journalist, she had a career as a Broadway chorus girl.

Trivia

She and her siblings grew up in a German Baptist Brethren family in Pennsylvania.

Family Life

She married actor DeWolf Hopper in 1913; together, they raised an actor son, William Hopper.

Associated With

She once interviewed Lucille Ball on a television special.