Grace George in 1903 dressed for role in play "Pretty Polly"
December 25, 1879
|Died||May 19, 1961 (aged 81)|
New York City, New York, USA
George starred as Esther in the hugely successful 1899 Broadway adaptation of Ben Hur from Lew Wallace's novel. George appeared in a silent film called Tainted Money in 1915. In 1935, she gave an acclaimed performance as Mary Herries in Edward Chodorov's mystery drama, Kind Lady at the Booth Theatre.
Grace George married William A. Brady in 1899. William Brady Jr. (1900–1935) was born in 1900. Brady Jr. married the actress Katharine Alexander and had a daughter Barbara Brady who became an actress. Her niece, Maude George, was a silent film character actor who appeared in a number of Erich von Stroheim films.
- Who Was Who in the Theatre 1912–1976 (Gale Research Company) compiled from John Parker's original annual publications.
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- Clapp, John Bouvé; Edgett, Edwin Francis (1902). "Ben Hur". Plays of the Present. NY: The Dunlap Society. pp. 38–39.
- "Kind Lady - Grace George Scores as the Pathetic Victim of a Band of Crooks," New York Daily News, April 25, 1935
- "Grace George Honored. Actress Wins the Delia Austrian Medal for Role This Year". New York Times. May 17, 1950. Retrieved 2013-12-12.
- Famous Actors and Actresses On the American Stage vol 1, William C. Young, c. 1975.
- "Daily Illini" (webpage). Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections. University of Illinois. Feb 25, 1911. p. 3. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
- Lowe, Denise - An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films, 1895-1930 - 2005, Pg. 232 accessed June 29, 2012
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