Ella Hall

Ella Augusta Hall (March 17, 1896 September 3, 1981) was an American actress. She appeared in 94 films between 1912 and 1933.

Ella Hall
Ella Hall, c. 1915
Born(1896-03-17)March 17, 1896
DiedSeptember 3, 1981(1981-09-03) (aged 85)
Years active1912–1933
Spouse(s)Emory Johnson (m.1919div.1930)
Children4, including Ellen Hall and Richard Emory


Ella Augusta Hall was born in Hoboken, New Jersey on March 17, 1896. Her family moved to Hollywood in the early days of silent films so her mother could pursue an acting career. Her mother was May Hall, a struggling actress who never reached any level of notoriety.

Ella Hall married actor Emory Johnson in 1919.[1] They would have four children together. Two of their children would go on to have limited acting careers - Ellen Hall and one of her sons, Richard Emory.

Ella Hall's first credited film appearance was the lead role in the 1913 film Memories. Her career took off after that film, and she appeared in thirty-seven films from 1913 through the end of 1914. She had another thirty-nine film appearances from 1915 through 1919. She did not appear in another film until 1921. Her career had slowed considerably during this span of a two-year break, and she would only star in seven more films. Her best-known film was The Flying Dutchman, released in 1923, which was her final silent film.

She had a minor appearance, uncredited, in the 1930 Cecil B. DeMille film Madam Satan, and her final film appearance in 1933, in The Bitter Tea of General Yen.

She was residing in Los Angeles, California at the time of her death on September 3, 1981.

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1914 The Master Key Ruth Gallon
The Spy Frances Wharton
1916 Secret Love Arnice
The Bugler of Algiers Gabrielle
1917 My Little Boy Clara
1918 Which Woman? Doris Standish
Three Mounted Men Undetermined Role
New Love For Old Daphne Sawyer
1921 The Great Reward The Princess
1922 In the Name of the Law Mary O'Hara
1922 The Third Alarm June Rutherford
1933 The Bitter Tea of General Yen Mrs. Amelia Hansen uncredited


  1. Blum, Da (June 3, 1961). "Daniel Blum's Screen World". Biblo & Tannen Publishers via Google Books.
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