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Nita Martan

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Nita Martan
BornJuly 4, 1898
Colorado, U.S.
DiedJune 1, 1986(1986-06-01) (aged 87)
Other namesManilla Martan
OccupationActress, dancer, singer
Years active1920–1931 (film)

Nita Martan (1898–1986) was an American actress, dancer, and singer[1] who was active in the silent and early sound eras.[2]

Martan was active in musical comedy productions in New York and in vaudeville.[1] On Broadway, she portrayed Ro See in China Rose (1925) and Elaine Le Mar in When You Smile (1925).[3]

In 1932, Martan and Murray Smith formed a dance team that was featured at venues such as the Ambassador Hotel's Coconut Grove in Los Angeles and the Embassy Club in Miami, Florida.[4]

Selected filmography


  1. ^ a b "Nita Martan With M. G. M." The Los Angeles Times. July 12, 1929. p. 24. Retrieved June 1, 2021 – via
  2. ^ Munden p.193
  3. ^ "Nita Martan". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on June 1, 2021. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  4. ^ "Embassy artists please patrons". The Miami Herald. March 5, 1932. p. 9. Retrieved June 1, 2021 – via


  • Munden, Kenneth White. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press, 1997.

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