Born Elda FURRY.
Date of birth : May 21, 1890, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.
Date of death : February 1, 1966, Hollywood, California.
Occupation very influential reporter, specialized in the Hollywood gossip.
Her great rival was reporter Louella Parsons ().
Her article from July 29, 1946, creating an emulation, rushed the studios to make a decision : "Howard Hughes is improving. Picking up a magazine, his attention was attracted by the girl on the cover, and he immediately ordered to offer her some movies. Her name is Norma Jeane Dougherty and she works as a model".
In May 1953, she attended the prizegiving of the "New Faces Award" to Marilyn, from the The Detroit Free
On April 26, 1955, she attended the Newspaper Public Convention (or Banshee Luncheon) at the Waldorf Astoria
Hedda Hopper was an ardent anticommunist and flaid those who didn't cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Commitee (HUAC), and acclaimed the others.
Later, Marilyn hold it against her for having disclosed her affair with Yves Montand in 1960, a secret that Montand had unwisely confided to her.