Viola Richard

born: 26 January 1904
Hamilton, Ontario,
Canada
died: 28 December 1973
Riverside, California,
United States of America
(age 69)
Beautiful actress who starred in a handful of silent films with Laurel and Hardy before her contract with Hal Roach expired in 1928, along with several other performers at the studio.
Her private life was marred by tragedy when she divorced one husband on the grounds of extreme cruelty, which was followed by another husband who was wheelchair-bound and burnt to death in a house fire.

She is buried in Monterey City Cemetery, Monterey County, California, USA - Plot: Block 273. Lot 2.


See also Bill Cappello's informative page about the actress here
Real name: Evelyn Viola Richard Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.

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1927
Why Girls Love Sailors
Willie's girl

1927
What Women Did For Me
Girl at school
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1927
With Love And Hisses
Girl at station

1927
Sailors, Beware!
Society lady

1927
Love 'Em And Feed 'Em
Society lady

1927
Do Detectives Think?
Mrs. Foozle

1927
Never The Dames Shall Meet
Charley's girlfriend
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1928
Leave 'Em Laughing
Dentist's nurse

1928
Dumb Daddies
Viola
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1928
Flying Elephants
Blushing Rose
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1928
Came The Dawn
Gimplewort daughter
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1928
Blow By Blow
[unidentified character]
 

1928
Limousine Love
Mrs. Glenders

1928
Should Married Men Go Home?
Brunette golfer

1928
Rare Footage 1928
Brunette golfer - archival footage

1935
Tit For Tat
Passerby



Acknowledgements:
http://www.waxapple.org/articles/archives/42
Bill Cappello (information)
Peter Mikkelsen
Diana Cassara (grave marker photograph)

This page was last updated on: 04 June 2017