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Fania Marinoff
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Fania Marinoff by Arnold Genthe, 1913
Born March 20, 1890
Died November 17, 1971
(aged 81)
Cause of death Pneumonia
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Carl Van Vechten (1914-1964)

Fania Marinoff (Russian: Фаня Маринов; Yiddish: פאַניאַ מאַרינאָוו) (March 20, 1890 – November 17, 1971) was an Russian-American actress.

Early life

Marinoff was born in Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine). She married Carl Van Vechten in 1914. They had met two years earlier, and their marriage lasted over 50 years until Van Vechten's death.


She played supporting and lead roles in dozens of Broadway plays between 1903 and 1937, and eight U.S. silent movies between 1914 and 1917.


She died in 1971 in Englewood, New Jersey from pneumonia, aged 81.

Some of her movies

  • The Unsuspected Isles (1915)
  • McTeague (1916)
  • The Rise of Jennie Cushing (1917)
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