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Anderson, Mary Antoinette

Born: 1859 AD
Died: 1940 AD
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1859 – Mary Anderson was born in Sacremento, California, on July 28th – the daughter of Charles Joseph Anderson and Marie Antoinette Leugers. American stage actress.

1875 – Mary made her first public stage appearance as ‘Juliet’ at Macauley’s Theatre in Louisville on 27th of November, when she was but sixteen years of age.

1880 – Mary made her debut before the more critical audiences of the Eastern states at Pittsburg, during the furore of the Presidential election.

1883 – She turned down invitations to appear in London before finally accepting an engagement to play ‘Parthenia’ in "Ingomar" at the Lyceum opening on 18th September.

1887 – W.S. Gilbert wrote "Comedy and Tragedy" especially for her and toured in "A Winter’s Tale", in which she was the first actress to double in the parts of ‘Perdita’ and ‘Hermoine’.

1888 – She produced "A Winters Tale" at Palmer’s Theatre in New York, repeating her success in England.

1889 – She returned to Europe to rest and recuperate, and was never again seen on the professional stage.

1890 – Married to Antonio F. de Navarro.

1936 – She published her second volume of memoirs, "A Few More Memories". Mary died at her home in Worcestershire on 29th May.

         – During her career, Mary was known for the great power she possessed over the lower tones of her rich voice. She was, undoubtedly, a great actress, and one of the greatest tragediennes ever to appear on the stage.

1940 – Died on May 29th in Court Farm, Broadway, Worcestershire, England, UK.

3.1 (62.86%) 14 votes