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Edna May

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b. Edna Pettie, 2 Sept 1878, Syracuse, NY, USA, d. 1 January 1948, Lausanne, Switzerland. As a little child May made an appearance on stage in kids’s productions of musical comedies and operettas, before learning music at the brand new York Conservatory. In 1895 she produced her NY debut as an associate from the chorus of Santa Maria. 2 yrs later she performed Violet Grey within the Belle Of NY, and 1898 is at exactly the same firm’s London creation. This present and May’s existence in it had been features of musical theater of the time and she became a much-admired superstar. Other productions implemented, included in this, and generally in London, are An American Beauty (1900), THE LADY From Up There (1901), also staged in NY exactly the same calendar year, Kitty Gray (1901), Three Small Maids (1902), THE INSTITUTION Gal (1903), also staged in NY the following calendar year, La Poupée (1904), The Capture Of THE GROWING SEASON (1905), in NY, The Belle Of Mayfair (1906) and Nelly Neil (1907). In 1900, Might made several records accompanied on the piano by Ronald Landon: ‘Dear Small Baby’, ‘They All Follow Me’ and ‘The Purity Brigade’. In 1907, Might married for the next time, her brand-new husband getting millionaire Oscar Lewisohn. The few settled in Britain where, aside from a brief advantage performance from the Belle Of NY in 1911, Time lived in pension in the stage. In 1915 the few returned to the united states and the next calendar year she produced a silent film, Salvation Joan, the storyplot of which produced from The Belle Of NY. In 1917 Lewisohn passed away and apparently his widow inherited $5, 000, 000 and thereafter Might remained in pension until her loss of life in Switzerland, and she was taken to London for burial.

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Date Of Birth November 9, 1883
Died November 9, 1942, Malibu, California, United States
Profession Actor, Singer
Nationality American
Spouse David Welford Pratt
Parents Edger Pettie, Cora Pettie
Siblings Edelbert Pettie, Jennie Pettie, Marguerite Pettie
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Movies Drums Along the Mohawk, David Copperfield, The Penguin Pool Murder, Pride and Prejudice, Romeo and Juliet, Little Women, A Tale of Two Cities, Murder on the Blackboard, Cimarron, Murder on a Honeymoon, The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, Alice in Wonderland, Nurse Edith Cavell, Little Miss Broadway, Ladies of the Jury, Meet the Baron, Ann Vickers, Laugh and Get Rich, Lydia, Half Shot at Sunrise, Hold 'Em Jail, No More Ladies, The Last Gentleman, Paradise for Three, The Conquerors, My Dear Miss Aldrich, Rosalie, Cracked Nuts, The Great Jasper, It's Great to Be Alive, The Saturday Night Kid, Fanny Foley Herself, Only Yesterday, Parnell, The American Venus, Restless Wives, Forbidden Adventure, We're Rich Again, The Poor Rich, Lovers in Quarantine, Wife in Name Only


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Salvation Joan 1916 Joan Crawford

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