Anita King McKenna Obit
Anita King r Star Of Silent Â·iScreen, Dies Â·': HOLLYWOOD -- AP -- A heart attack has ended the long, eventful, adventurous life of silent screen star Anita "King. '' She died yesterday, at 74, In her Los Angeles home. She began her career as a Broadway costar of Lillian! Russell, gained fame in a decade decade of silent films, married a steel millionaire, and developed developed a stable of thoroughbred horses. In the early days of Hollywood Hollywood she was a madcap beauty beauty who was noted for her daring. daring. She did her own stunts, learned fast driving from Barney Barney Oldfield, and in 1916, as "(lie Paramount girl," became the first w o m a n to drive across the country in an auto. Her first film was in the late C. B. DeMille's The Virginian Virginian in 1914. Later parts were in The Girl Of The Golden Golden West, Carmen, and Chim- inie Fadden. In later years, Miss Kin raced such handicap stars as Moonrusli, Pretal and Goose Khal. Moonrusli won (he $100,000 $100,000 Sanla Anita handicap in 1951 and was the only horse to win the Bay M e a d o w s three times. He earned $438,* 000 during his career. In recent years she sold off her racing stable because of a heart condition, but she remained remained a regular visitor at Hollywood Park. She was in her box there last Saturday. Miss King's husband, steel- man Timothy McKenna, died 18 years ago. She used her stage name for her racing stable. There are no immediate immediate survivors. Anita King -Lillian -Lillian Russell. Costar of Churchill Is Made Colonel LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A -Sir Winston Churchill was commissioned a Kentucky colonel by Governor Bert Combs at Louisville yesterday. yesterday. The British statesman, whose f a v o r i t e brandy, also will receive a special five gallon barrel of Kentucky bourbon.