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Vera Violetta: Eleonora Duse

Vera Violetta: Eleonora Duse

Sarah Bernhardt was born Henriette Rosine Bernard on October 23, 1844 in Paris, of partial Jewish descent. Known as “The Divine Sarah,” she became, arguably, the most famous actress of her time and was one of the first great stage actresses to appear in motion pictures. This portrait was taken William and Daniel Downey in the 19th century.

Sarah Bernhardt was born Henriette Rosine Bernard on October 23, 1844 in Paris, of partial Jewish descent. Known as “The Divine Sarah,” she became, arguably, the most famous actress of her time and was one of the first great stage actresses to appear in motion pictures. This portrait was taken William and Daniel Downey in the 19th century.

The lovely actress Maude Adams, c.1900

The lovely actress Maude Adams, c.1900

Napoleon Sarony Studio - 37 Union Square, NY. ~ Cabinet Card image of American Gilded Age era actress/comedian, and philanthropist: Lotta Crabtree, (1847-1924). ~ {cwl} ~ (Image: tumblr)

Napoleon Sarony Studio - 37 Union Square, NY. ~ Cabinet Card image of American Gilded Age era actress/comedian, and philanthropist: Lotta Crabtree, (1847-1924). ~ {cwl} ~ (Image: tumblr)

eleonora duse

eleonora duse

"Charlotte Cushman was America's greatest 19th century tragic and dramatic actress during the eras of Edwin Forrest and Edwin Booth. She performed in England many times, and she had fond friendships with a number of women, one of the few semi-openly lesbian performers of her time. A rare original photograph circa 1870."  Gloria Brame

"Charlotte Cushman was America's greatest 19th century tragic and dramatic actress during the eras of Edwin Forrest and Edwin Booth. She performed in England many times, and she had fond friendships with a number of women, one of the few semi-openly lesbian performers of her time. A rare original photograph circa 1870." Gloria Brame

Maud Adams (Nov. 11, 1872 - July 17, 1953), first playing the role in the 1905 Broadway production of Peter Pan; or, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. A celebrated stage actress in the 1890s and early 1900s in the US… - in fact the highest paid theatre star of her epoch, with a yearly income of more than one million dollars during her peak.

Maud Adams (Nov. 11, 1872 - July 17, 1953), first playing the role in the 1905 Broadway production of Peter Pan; or, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. A celebrated stage actress in the 1890s and early 1900s in the US… - in fact the highest paid theatre star of her epoch, with a yearly income of more than one million dollars during her peak.

Maude Adams.

Maude Adams.

James Stark, early Californian actor, gold speculator and brilliant personality. c. 1850. (Bancroft Library).

James Stark, early Californian actor, gold speculator and brilliant personality. c. 1850. (Bancroft Library).

Eleonora Duse 1858-1924 Italian actress. Eleonora Duse in Odette, 1885 circa (Foto Bettini) Roma, Bilbioteca e Museo Teatrale del Burcardo

Eleonora Duse 1858-1924 Italian actress. Eleonora Duse in Odette, 1885 circa (Foto Bettini) Roma, Bilbioteca e Museo Teatrale del Burcardo

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