PROLIFIC AMERICAN BROADWAY ACTRESS: GRACE GEORGE

This vintage real photo postcard features American stage actress, Grace George (1879-1961). She appeared on the Broadway stage, as well as in two films. She entertained Broadway audiences for more than fifty years. The Internet Broadway Data Base credits her with appearing in 49 Broadway shows between 1898 and 1952. George was noted for her style of “high comedy”. Grace George was a manager, director, and adapter, in addition to being an actress. George was born in New York City. She was educated at the Convent of Notre Dame in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Her next stop was the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where upon graduation, she appeared in traveling productions for four years. She then began her long string of playing to audiences on Broadway.  She was married (1899) to producer and sports promoter, William A. Brady. She starred in the immensely successful Broadway adaptation of “Ben Hur” (1899). She appeared in the silent film, “Tainted Money” (1915). She also had a role in the film, “Johnny Come Lately” (1943) with James Cagney. In 1950 she received the Delia Austrian Medal, recognizing her as a distinguished performer. Miss George appeared in two plays by George Bernard Shaw. In a review that appeared in the New York Times, Alexander Wollcott wrote; “The life of the party is, of course, Miss George herself, playing with her accustomed vivacity, charm, and precision”. This postcard was published by Souvenir Post Card Co. and printed in Germany. The Souvenir Post Card Company  existed between 1905 and 1914. It was located at 268 Canal Street in New York City. The company was purchased by Valentine & Sons and the combined company became Valentine – Souvenir.

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  1. Hi. See if you have any play cards featuring Ernest Truex, Julia Mills , or Sylvia Field. I might well buy!

    On Sat, May 19, 2018 at 7:43 PM, THE CABINET CARD GALLERY wrote:

    > bmarshphd posted: ” This vintage real photo postcard features American > stage actress, Grace George (1879-1961). She appeared on the Broadway > stage, as well as in two films. She entertained Broadway audiences for more > than fifty years. The Internet Broadway Data Base cred” >

    • I have a large collection of theatrical cabinet cards. I will have to review my collection to see if I have any portraits of these actor/actresses. All three of the celebrities you mentioned are related to each other, and i assume related to you. I will review my collection and check for any of these three historic entertainers.


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