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Happy birthday Flora Parker DeHaven (September 1, 1883 - September 9, 1950)
Flora Parker DeHaven was born in New Jersey and began appearing on Broadway in the early 1900s, with roles in several musical comedies including The Girl and the Wizard and The Queen of the Moulin Rouge. In the mid-1910s she made the move to movies, appearing in over 50 productions in just eight years (1915-1923).
Flora was often billed as “Mrs. Carter DeHaven,” emphasizing her connection with her actor/director/writer husband, whom she married (and divorced) twice. During their two marriages they had three children together, including the glorious Gloria DeHaven, who went on to have her own film career and recently celebrated her 87th birthday. Gloria played her mother in the 1950 movie Three Little Words with Fred Astaire.

Happy birthday Flora Parker DeHaven (September 1, 1883 - September 9, 1950)

Flora Parker DeHaven was born in New Jersey and began appearing on Broadway in the early 1900s, with roles in several musical comedies including The Girl and the Wizard and The Queen of the Moulin Rouge. In the mid-1910s she made the move to movies, appearing in over 50 productions in just eight years (1915-1923).

Flora was often billed as “Mrs. Carter DeHaven,” emphasizing her connection with her actor/director/writer husband, whom she married (and divorced) twice. During their two marriages they had three children together, including the glorious Gloria DeHaven, who went on to have her own film career and recently celebrated her 87th birthday. Gloria played her mother in the 1950 movie Three Little Words with Fred Astaire.

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