Wanda Hawley (a.k.a. Wanda Petit), (July 30, 1895 - March 18, 1963) was a veteran of the silent screen films era. She entered the theatrical profession with an amateur group in Seattle, and later toured the U.S. and Canada as a singer. She co-starred with Rudolph Valentino in the 1922's The Young Rajah, and rose to stardom in a number of Cecil B. DeMille and director Sam Wood's films. Hawley was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, but together with her family moved to Seattle, Washington, when she was a child. She received her education in Seattle. Hawley made her screen debut with the Fox Film Corporation and after playing with them for eight months joined time Famous Players-Lasky and appeared as leading lady for Douglas Fairbanks, in Mr.
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