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Vivien Oakland (1895–1958)

This vivacious, platinum-blonde leading lady of silent screen comedy was a former Ziegfeld Girl (under her birth name 'Anderson'). The daughter of Norwegian immigrants, she appeared in vaudeville from early childhood and began in films in 1915. Two years later she made her debut on Broadway. From the early 1920's, Vivien became a regular feature ... See full bio »

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His Pest Friend Mrs. Errol
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Hide Hide Show Show Actress (157 credits)
 1951 Punchy Pancho (Short)
 1950 Bunco Squad
Annie Cobb
 1950 The Secret Fury
Mrs. Brownley (uncredited)
 1948 Home Canning (Short)
Mrs. Parker - the Neighbor
 1947 That's My Gal
Mrs. McBride (uncredited)
 1947 Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman
Woman at Bar (uncredited)
 1947 Borrowed Blonde (Short)
Boss's Wife
 1946 The Locket
Mrs. Donovan (uncredited)
 1946 Social Terrors (Short)
Mrs. Broadhurst
 1946 Magnificent Doll
Mrs. Witherspoon (uncredited)
 1946 Sister Kenny
Secretary to Dr. Gideon (uncredited)
 1946 Night and Day
Married Woman (uncredited)
 1946 Riverboat Rhythm
Woman in Magnolia Room (uncredited)
 1945 Man Alive
Ma (uncredited)
 1945 Utah
Stella Mason
 1945 The Man Who Walked Alone
Mrs. Monroe (as Vivian Okaland)
 1944 The Girl Who Dared
Chattie Richmond
 1943 The Adventures of a Rookie
Nurse Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1942 USS VD: Ship of Shame
Health Department Woman (uncredited)
 1942 Laugh Your Blues Away
Mrs. Conklin
 1942 Sappy Pappy (Short)
 1942 The Man in the Trunk
Mrs. Tessie Sweeney Kohler (as Vivian Oakland)
 1942 A Tragedy at Midnight
First Mrs. Charles Miller (uncredited)
 1941 Moon Over Her Shoulder
Mrs. Martin (uncredited)
 1941 An Apple in His Eye (Short)
Vivien Kennedy
 1941 The Ring and the Belle (Short)
Mrs. Clyde (as Vivian Oakland)
 1941 It Happened All Night (Short)
Mrs. Kennedy
 1941 Mad About Moonshine (Short)
 1941 Of Men and Menus (Short)
The Wife
 1940 Drafted in the Depot (Short)
Vivien Kennedy
 1940 A Trailer Tragedy (Short)
Vivien Kennedy
 1940 Sunk by the Census (Short)
Vivien (as Vivian Oakland)
 1940 Pop Always Pays
Mrs. Violet Oberton (uncredited)
 1940 'Taint Legal (Short)
Vivien Kennedy
 1940 On Their Own
 1940 Mutiny in the County (Short)
Vivian Kennedy (as Vivian Oakland)
 1940 Sauce for the Gander
Mrs. Morton
 1940 Slightly at Sea (Short)
Vivian (as Vivian Oakland)
 1940 Mr. Clyde Goes to Broadway (Short)
Mrs. Laverne
 1939 A Chump at Oxford
Employment Office Receptionist (uncredited)
 1939 Kennedy the Great (Short)
Vivien Kennedy (as Vivian Oakland)
 1939 Act Your Age (Short)
Vivian, Edgar's Wife (as Vivian Oakland)
 1939 Island of Lost Men
Blonde (uncredited)
 1939 Feathered Pests (Short)
Vivien Kennedy
 1939 The Girl from Mexico
Mrs. Renner (uncredited)
 1939 Baby Daze (Short)
Vivien Kennedy (as Vivian Oakland)
 1939 Boom Goes the Groom (Short)
Andy's Bride
 1939 Clock Wise (Short)
Vivien (as Vivian Oakland)
 1939 Maid to Order (Short)
Vivien Kennedy
 1938 There's That Woman Again
Large Woman (uncredited)
 1938 A Clean Sweep (Short)
Mrs. Edgar (Vivian) Kennedy (as Vivian Oakland)
 1938 Beaux and Errors (Short)
Vivien Kennedy (as Vivian Oakland)
 1938 Slander House
Mrs. Conway
 1938 Fool Coverage (Short)
Vivian Kennedy (as Vivian Oakland)
 1938 Crime Ring
Madame Jarman (uncredited)
 1938 Rebellious Daughters
Mrs. Webster
 1938 Berth Quakes (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1938 Condemned Women
Mrs. Walter Hempstead (uncredited)
 1938 His Pest Friend (Short)
Mrs. Errol (as Vivian Oakland)
 1938 Double Danger
Mrs. Jerome Courtlandt (uncredited)
 1937 Amateur Crook
Mrs. Flint - Landlady
 1937 Should Wives Work? (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1937 Tramp Trouble (Short)
Vivien Kennedy
 1937 Dumb's the Word (Short)
Vivien Kennedy
 1937 Wrong Romance (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1937 Way Out West
Sheriff's Wife
 1937 Locks and Bonds (Short)
Mrs. Kennedy
 1937 Mile a Minute Love
Mrs. Marie Cavanaugh
 1937 Bad Housekeeping (Short)
Vivien Kennedy
 1937 Knee Action (Short)
 1936 One Live Ghost (Short)
Ethel Morton (as Vivian Oakland)
 1936 Lady Luck
Mrs. Cora Hemingway (as Vivian Oakland)
 1936 Who's Looney Now (Short)
Mrs. Shirley Brown
 1936 The Bride Walks Out
Miss Gordon - Saleslady (uncredited)
 1936 It's Up to You
Lou (as Vivian Oakland)
 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty
Moll (uncredited)
 1935 Keystone Hotel (Short)
Mrs. Carmenchita Carson
 1935 Atlantic Adventure
Mrs. Julia Van Dieman (uncredited)
 1935 Alimony Aches (Short)
May, Andy's Ex-wife
 1935 Star of Midnight
Jerry Classon
 1935 Rendezvous at Midnight
Lillian Haskins
 1934 One Too Many (Short)
 1934 In the Dog House (Short)
Talullah Clyde (as Vivian Oakland)
 1934 Perfectly Mismated (Short)
 1934 The Fuller Gush Man (Short)
 1934 The Defense Rests
Mrs. Monte Ballou (as Vivian Oakland)
 1934 Get Along Little Hubby (Short)
Mrs. Tuttle (as Vivian Oakland)
 1934 Money Means Nothing
Helen Whitney (as Vivian Oakland)
 1934 Merry Wives of Reno
Mrs. Peabody (uncredited)
 1934 I Believed in You
Russell's Sugar Mama (uncredited)
 1933 Only Yesterday
Ethel (uncredited)
 1933 Neighbors' Wives
Ann Rainey
 1932 They Just Had to Get Married
Mrs. Fairchilds
 1932 Lights Out (Short)
 1932 Secrets of the French Police
2nd Cohort of Moloff (uncredited)
 1932 Scram! (Short)
Mrs. Beaumont (as Vivian Oakland)
 1932 Union Wages (Short)
 1932 The Tenderfoot
Miss Martin
 1932 Divorce a la Mode (Short)
Mrs. Jasper
 1932 Running Hollywood (Short)
 1932 Cock of the Air
Irate Woman in Restaurant
 1931 A House Divided
Bess (uncredited)
 1931 The Age for Love
Grace (as Vivian Oakland)
 1931 A Clean-Up on the Curb (Short)
Rosco's Wife
 1931 Gold Dust Gertie
Lucille Harlan (as Vivienne Oakland)
 1931 How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones, No. 3: 'The Niblick' (Short)
Vivien - the Wife (uncredited)
 1931 The Gossipy Plumber (Short) (as Vivian Oakland)
 1931 Frozen Face (Short)
 1931 Lime Juice Nights (Short)
Karl's wife (uncredited)
 1931 Many a Slip
Emily Coster
 1930 Over the Radio (Short)
 1930 Their Wives' Vacation (Short)
 1930 A Lady Surrenders
Mrs. Lynchfield
 1930 Oh, Sailor Behave!
 1930 The Matrimonial Bed
Susan Trebel
 1930 Big Hearted (Short)
Mrs. Black, (as Vivian Oakland)
 1930 Back Pay
Kitty (as Vivian Oakland)
 1930 The Florodora Girl
 1930 A Matter of Ethics (Short)
The Physician's Unfaithful Wife
 1930 Personality
Mrs. Keller (as Vivian Oakland)
 1930 Vanity (Short)
The Other Woman
 1930 Let Me Explain (Short)
 1929 The Hall of Injustice (Short)
Mary Coogan - the Defendant
 1929 Satires (Short)
 1929 In the Headlines
Mrs. Kernell (as Vivian Oakland)
 1929 The Crazy Nut (Short)
The Wife
 1929 Thundering Toupees (Short)
 1929 That's My Wife (Short)
Mrs. Hardy (uncredited)
 1929 Loud Soup (Short)
Mrs. Chase
 1929 Off to Buffalo (Short)
Mrs. Chase
 1928 We Faw Down (Short)
Mrs. Hardy
 1928 Imagine My Embarrassment (Short)
 1928 Galloping Ghosts (Short)
Smith's First oOve
 1928 The Man in Hobbles
Mrs. Maynard (as Vivian Oakland)
 1927 Uncle Tom's Cabin
Mrs. Shelby
 1927 Love 'Em and Weep (Short)
Mrs. Ricketts
 1927 Wedding Bill$
Mademoiselle Mimi de Lyle (as Vivian Oakland)
 1927 Two-Time Mama (Short)
Mrs. Brown
 1926 Redheads Preferred
Mrs. Bill Williams (as Vivian Oakland)
 1926 Tell 'Em Nothing (Short)
The Galloping Blonde
 1926 Should Husbands Pay? (Short)
Blonde in Courtroom
 1926 Along Came Auntie (Short)
Mrs. Remington Chow - the Wife
 1926 Never Too Old (Short)
The New Wife
 1926 Mighty Like a Moose (Short)
Mrs. Moose - The Wife
 1926 Don Key (Son of Burro) (Short)
 1926 Say It with Babies (Short)
Mrs. Crum
 1926 Tony Runs Wild
Mrs. Johnson (as Vivian Oakland)
 1926 Ukulele Sheiks (Short)
 1926 Wife Tamers (Short)
The Other Woman
 1926 Mama Behave (Short)
Miss D'Arcy - Lolita's Friend
 1926 Your Husband's Past (Short)
The Governor's Daughter
 1926 Long Pants (Short)
The Widow
 1925 The Teaser
Lois Caswell (as Vivian Oakland)
 1925 The Rainbow Trail
Bessie Venters (as Vivian Oakland)
 1924 Madonna of the Streets
Lady Sarah Joyce (as Vivian Oakland)
 1915 Destiny: Or, The Soul of a Woman
Beauty (as Vivian Oakland)
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Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

Alternate Names:

Vivian Oakland | Vivienne Oakland | Vivian Okaland

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Sister of Dagmar Oakland.

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