Arline Hunter was an American actress who made a name for herself in the 1920s and 1930s in both silent and sound films. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 2, 1901. She began her career as a stage actress in Chicago before moving to Hollywood and appearing in a series of silent pictures. She was one of the first to make the transition from silent films to talkies, appearing in a number of early sound films in the late 20s and early 30s.
Hunter's first film role was in the silent drama The Great Divide in 1925. She then went on to appear in a number of other silent films, including The Crowd Roars (1928), with James Cagney, and The Garden of Eden (1928). She also appeared in a handful of sound films, including The Big Pond (1930), with Maurice Chevalier, and The Big Broadcast (1932), with Bing Crosby.
Hunter's career ended in the early 1930s. She had minor roles in a few films after this, but she retired from acting in 1935. She died in Los Angeles on December 29, 1965.
Hunter was best known for her performances in light romantic comedies and melodramas. Her performances were praised for their naturalness and her ability to bring out the best in her co-stars. She was known for her beauty and charm, and she was often cast as the ingenue or the romantic lead in many of her films.
Despite her success in films, Hunter was not a major star, and she was largely forgotten after her retirement. However, in recent years, she has been remembered and celebrated for her contribution to early sound films. Her life and career have been the subject of numerous books and articles, and she has been recognized as an important figure in the early history of Hollywood.