This is part of a series showing what the silent stars featured in the 1917 Kromo Gravure Trading Card set were up to at the precise moment in time covered in a 1932 Motion Picture Magazine article, Stars Who Have Vanished by Jack Grant.
I've been using the IMDb, Wikipedia, my physical bookshelf, and especially the NewspaperArchive.com database to search out the rest of the story for each of these old time stars in attempts to see what became of them from 1932 until their deaths.
Stars Who Have Vanished, 1932: Married William Reed, brother-in-law of director Alfred Green. With her husband, is now operating the director's ranch at Saugus, Cal.
What I Dug Up: Jane Novak's sister--Jane is our next entry.
Obituaries don't say what happened to Reed.
According to the IMDb, Novak had a couple of uncredited bit parts in the 1930's, but really picked up appearances beginning 1945.
While the IMDb does credit Novak's appearance in old friend John Ford's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), her New York Times obituary also claims she appeared in the Ford classics Stagecoach (1939), Fort Apache (1948), and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949).
Another couple of appearances that the IMDb miss are Marie Antoinette (1938) which a 1938 comeback article states Novak has just completed prior to beginning work on Hopalong Cassidy's Silver Train Patrol.
A 1956 article says that Eva and Jane Novak will appear together for the first time in The Boss; the IMDb doesn't have that film but the Novak's are credited together in 1923's The Man Life Passed By.
Eva Novak died in 1988, age 90.
Continue Reading the Where Are They Now, 1932 Series:
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