Ida Darling

Ida Darling (February 23, 1880 June 5, 1936) was an American actress of the stage and in silent motion pictures.

Ida Darling
George M. Cohan and Darling in
Broadway Jones (1917)
Born(1880-02-03)February 3, 1880
DiedJune 5, 1936(1936-06-05) (aged 56)
Occupationfilm actress
Years active1913-1935


Darling was born in New York, New York and died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 56. Ida performed on the New York stage for 40 years. During the 10 years she resided in California, she was under contract to David Selznick.

Darling appeared in 53 movies from 1913 to 1935. In 1925, she was in the cast of Irene, a film made by First National Pictures, which starred Colleen Moore. The Wild Westcotts, a Vine Street Theater comedy of the 1927 season, featured both Ida and Glenda Farrell as cast members. Among her films of the sound era is Lummox (1929), which was based on a story by novelist Fannie Hurst. Irish director Herbert Brenon supervised work on this film, which was made by United Artists.

Darling died at St. Vincent's Hospital in Los Angeles, and was cremated at Hollywood Cemetery. Funeral services were carried out by Gates, Crane & Earl Mortuary. The actress was survived by a cousin, Mrs. Eric Blore, and a nephew, Jordan Ralston.

Partial filmography


  • Los Angeles Times, Lavish Settings, Gorgeous Costumes Mark Modern Cinderella Tale Starring Colleen Moore, December 6, 1925, Page C33.
  • Los Angeles Times, Family Wrangle Called Amusing, September 5, 1927, Page 7.
  • Los Angeles Times, Three For Lummox, May 21, 1929, Page A10.
  • Los Angeles Times, Final Tribute Paid Film Actress, June 7, 1936, Page A6

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