Jan. 21, 1965 Beverly Hills Los Angeles County California, USA
Beloved Mimi: She is buried with Russell Birdwell at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. She was born on January 31,1906 in Illinois and died on January 21,1965 in Beverly Hills, California. A successful journalist, writer and film producer in the 1910s, she owned her own company, Mabel Condon Film Exchange, offices located in the Hollywood Security Building at Hollywood and Cahuenga Blvds. She was known for interviews with the top movie stars of the day and wrote numerous articles about the process of film making, which was still new to the general public. She spent her days traveling between New York and Los Angeles, managing plays, working on motion picture publicity, writing serialized adaptations of popular movies for magazines, and was an agent for authors, screenwriters and actors, including a young Boris Karloff, who credited her with starting his career in silents by getting him a part in The Deadlier Sex (1920). She gave her brother, Charles, a job in her companies after the First World War. He was never as successful as his sister, though nowadays is marginally better known simply because he has a larger and more correct IMDb listing. Her career seems to have ended in 1923 when she married the well-known, almost legendary publicist and journalist Russell Birdwell, who was not quite 19 years old at the time. In fact, she did not get credit for the work she continued to perform along with her famous husband.