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Eva Novak

Born: Feb 14, 1898

Death: Apr 17, 1988

Birthplace: St. Louis

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Eva Novak

Date of Birth : Feb 14, 1898
Date of Death : Apr 17, 1988
Birth Place : St. Louis

Eva Barbara Novak was an American film actress, who was quite popular during the silent film era. She was the younger sister of actress Jane Novak and daughter of Joseph, an immigrant from Bohemia, and Barbara Novak. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and started her film acting career in 1917, with her first film role being in L-KO's Roped into Scandal, followed by another seven films that same year. She appeared in 17 films in 1918, and another eight in 1919. In 1920, she starred opposite Tom Mix in The Daredevil, one of six film roles she would have that year, and one of 10 films in which she starred opposite Tom Mix. In 1921, she married stuntman William Reed, whom she met while on location for a film. She was interested in stunt performing herself, having been taught by Mix to perform many of her own stunts. From 1921 to 1928, she appeared in and starred in 48 films, including an early version of Boston Blackie. She also co-starred with Betty Bronson and Jack Benny in The Medicine Man and appeared in the 1922 film Chasing the Moon, which was an early forerunner of the 1950s film D.O.A.


  • Actor

Also known as

  • Eve Novak
  • Eva Barbara Novak
  • Barbara Eva Novak


  • Barbara Novak
  • Joseph Novak


  • William Reed
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