Reed A. Albee


Reed A. Albee

Reed A. Albee (April 1886 – August 2, 1961) was a theatre owner.

He was the son of Edward Franklin Albee II (1857–1930), who was a vaudeville impresario. He had a sister: Ethel Albee (1890-?). Reed married Louise Williams, an actress, whom he divorced on February 26, 1925. She was his second marriage. On March 7, 1925 Reed married Frances Cotter in Jersey City, New Jersey. She worked at Jay Thorpe, Inc. at 24 West Fifty-seventh Street in Manhattan. They moved to Larchmont, New York and adopted Edward Franklin Albee III (1928- ).

ee also

* with Albees in Manhattan

References

*Westchester County And Its People: A Record. The Lewis Historical Publishing Company (1946)
*New York Times; March 12, 1925. "Reed A. Albee, son of E.F. Albee, head of the Keith-Albee vaudeville circuit, yesterday confirmed the report that he had been married to Miss Frances Cotter last Friday in Jersey City. Miss Cotter, he said, was 26 years old, and had recently been associated with Jay Thorpe, Inc., of 24 West Fifty-seventh Street, as a buyer. Mr. Albee was divorced by Louise Williams, an actress, on February 26, 1925 an interlocutory divorce having been granted her by Supreme Court Justice George H. Taylor Jr. of Mount Vernon in November. 1924. The action was undefended, and Albee was ordered to pay $75 a week alimony."
*Time magazine; March 25, 1925. "Married. Reed A. Albee, son of Edward F. Albee, President of B. F. Keith's Theatres Co., to Miss Frances Cotter, buyer for a Manhattan shop. He was divorced by Louise Williams, actress, a month ago."
*New York Times; August 3, 1961. Reed Albee, Officer of Kieth Theatres. Obituary.


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