Novak, Eva (1899–1988)

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Novak, Eva (1899–1988)

American film actress. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1899; died of pneumonia in Woodland Hills, California, on April 17, 1988; younger sister of silent star Jane Novak (1896–1990); married; children: two daughters.

Selected filmography:

The Speed Maniac (1919); The Feud (1919); Silk Husbands and Calico Wives (1920); The Daredevil (1920); Desert Love (1920); Up in Mary's Attic (1920); The Testing Block (1920); The Torrent (1921); O'Malley of the Mounted (1921); Society Secrets (1921); The Smart Sex (1921); The Rough Diamond (1921); Trailin' (1921); Sky High (1922); Chasing the Moon (1922); The Man from Hell's River (1922); The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1922); Temptation (1923); Boston Blackie (1923); The Man Life Passed By (1923); The Battling Fool (1924); Racing for Life (1924); The Beautiful Sinner (1924); Laughing at Danger (1924); The Triflers (1924); The Fearless Lover (1925); Sally (1925); Irene (1926); No Man's Gold (1926); 30 Below Zero (1926); Red Signals (1927); The Medicine Man (1930); Phantom of the Desert (1930); The Bells of St. Mary's (1945); Blackmail (1947); Four Faces West (1948); I Jane Doe (1948); Hellfire (1950); Sunset Boulevard (1950); Tall Man Riding (1955); Sergeant Rutledge (1960); The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962); Wild Steed (1965).

The younger sister of silent star Jane Novak , Eva Novak began her career as a Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty, then settled into feature films. Although considered less talented that Jane, Eva made her mark in Westerns and action movies, frequently playing opposite Tom Mix and performing her own stunts. Like Jane, Eva's career dwindled as sound came in, but she made a comeback in the 1940s and continued playing occasional character roles through the mid-1960s.

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