Marie Wainwright


Marie Wainwright
Marie Wainwright
Born May 8, 1853
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died August 17, 1923
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Occupation actress
Years active 1877-1921
Spouse Winston Henry Slaughter(d. 1882).[1]
Franklyn Roberts(d. 1907),[2]
Louis James[3]
Parents Commodore J.M. Wainwright
Maria(Page)Wainwright

Marie Wainwright (May 8, 1853 - August 17, 1923) was an American stage and sometimes screen actress. Achieved bulk of her fame on the Victorian stage. Parents were Commodore J.M. Wainwright and Maria Wainwright (nee Page).[4][5] She was educated in France and made her first stage appearance in 1877 in Romeo and Juliet. She later was leading lady for Edwin Booth, Lawrence Barrett and Tommaso Salvini.[6] Acted in the classics and high drama until the turn of the century then began appearing in more contemporary plays. Later in life made attempt at silent film acting making just three films. Died in Scranton Pennsylvania in 1923.

References

  1. ^ Silent Film Necrology p.546 2nd edition c. 2001 by Eugene Michael Vazzana
  2. ^ Silent Film Necrology..Eugene Michael Vazzana
  3. ^ Silent Film Necrology...Eugene Michael Vazzana
  4. ^ Who Was Who in the Theatre:1912-1976 p.2466 vol. 4 Q-Z originally published annually by John Parker; 1976 editions by Gale Research
  5. ^ The Oxford Companion to American Theatre 2nd edition p.696 by Gerald Bordman c.1992
  6. ^ MARIE WAINWRIGHT, ACTRESS, DIES AT 68;Once Famous Player Was Leading Lady Woman For Barrett and Booth and Salvini; New York Times, August 19, 1923 p.24 col.3 (b.1855)

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