Caption: Still of Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart and Una Merkel in Destry Rides Again (1939)
Actress, Soundtrack, Miscellaneous Crew
Born: December 10, 1903
Star sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
Known for: The Parent Trap (1961), 42nd Street (1933), The Bank Dick (1940), Summer and Smoke (1961)
Una Merkel began her movie career as stand-in for Lillian Gish in the movie The Wind (1928). After that, she performed on Broadway before she returned to movies for the D.W. Griffith film Abraham Lincoln (1930). In her early years, before gaining a few pounds, she looked like Lillian Gish, but after Abraham Lincoln (1930) her comic potential was ...