On top of the world

Here’s another publicity photo from the photo page of the November 21 1931 edition of the Toronto Daily Star:

Greta Nissen (1906-1988) started her performing career as a ballerina, appearing on Broadway in 1924, and then appeared in a number of films between 1923 and 1928. She was originally cast as the lead in Howard Hughes’ Hell’s Angels, but was paid off and removed from the film when it was converted from a silent film to a talkie, as she was playing the part of a British aristocrat and spoke with a noticeable Norwegian accent.

Her Wikipedia page does not mention her joining a Rochester stock company. But it does show that she appeared in no movies between 1928 and 1931, and that her career restarted after that. She appeared in a number of pictures between 1931 and 1937, after which she retired from movie acting.

In 1941, she married Stuart D. Eckert, an industrialist. They remained married until she passed away in 1988. At the time of her death, she was still receiving fan mail.

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