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Mrs. Mercedes Sparks
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Ned Sparks was a comedian and charactor actor born on November 19, 1883 in Ontario, Canada. He worked in stage and film and became known for his trademark deadpan expression. Sparks appeared in 10 Broadway productions and over 80 films. He died on April 3, 1957.
Photograph caption dated January 23, 1934 reads "Ned Sparks, film comedian, isn't so funny to his wife, Mercedes, pictured above, as she appeared in court today for the trial of her separate maintenance suit and her husband's cross-complaint for divorce. Through her attorney, C. O. Bacon, she charged the comedian with cruelty." Sparkman is seated, wearing a fur coat.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 60
Sparks, Ned,--1883-1957--Divorce
Trials (Divorce)--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Fur coats
Courtrooms--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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