Fania Marinoff
Date of Birth
Mar 20, 1890
Birth Place:
Odessa, Ukraine


Although perhaps best remembered as the wife of writer/photographer Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964), diminutive Ukrainian actress Fania Marinoff enjoyed a brief but hectic screen career in the 1910s. Hers was a notable presence on the Broadway stage in such plays as Within the Law; the Arnold Daly production of George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man; and The Tempest. Marinoff was brought to the...