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Callahan, Peggy: [ACJ]

No info available for Peggy Callahan.


Calvert, Catherine: [ACJ]

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(April 20, 1890 - January 18, 1971) Catherine Calvert performed in silent films from 1916-1923. She also performed on Broadway in 1911, 1913 and 1921.

"Catherine Calvert, born "Kittie Cassidy" in Baltimore in 1890, changed her name to the more resonant Catherine Calvert at the recommendation of school chum, H. L. Mencken. She came to Broadway out of vaudeville. A protégé of playwright Paul Armstrong at the Lyric Theatre, she premiered in 1911's "The Deep Purple," and followed it with Armstrong's 1912 melodrama, "Romance of the Underworld." Her third Armstrong offering-1913's "The Escape"-was an unmitigated disaster. Of her performance of a tenement girl seduced by a senator, the Times critic wrote, "the very beautiful Miss Catherine Calvert, though she conveyed in the opening act a fairly adequate suggestion of a character, gave subsequently only such a performance as might be expected from a carefully drilled amateur.""

"Armstrong married Calvert at the end of the run. She returned to vaudeville, playing in sketches from 1914-1915. Armstrong's sudden death in 1915, forced Calvert to rethink her career. She made her way to the film studios where melodrama was more highly regarded, and enjoyed a healthy career on the screen, receiving credit for 21 releases from 1916 to 1923, including Armstrong's "Romance of the Underworld," for which Alfred Cheney Johnston produced this publicity shot. In 1921 she returned to the stage to play the lead in "Blood and Sand," a success that, when adapted for the screen, would become one of Valentino's greatest films. Calvert retired from Hollywood at age 35 to marry Canadian millionaire Col. George A. Carruthers." [David S. Shields]


Cameron Sisters, The (Cameron, Madeline and Cameron, Dorothy):

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The Cameron Sisters (Madeline Cameron and Dorothy Cameron but which is which?) performed in the Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock Revue (Ziegfeld Girls of 1920, March 8) and in the Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock Frolic of 1920 (May 31 edition). (Ref: Theatre Program)


Campbell, Evelyn:

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(December 4, 1895 - May 9, 1992) Evelyn Campbell performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1921.


Carlisle, Alexandra:

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(January 15, 1886 - April 21, 1936) Alexandra Carlisle was a Shakespearean actress who performed on Broadway from 1908-1936. She also performed in two films.


Carlyle, Beatrice [no pics]

Beatrice Carlyle performed in the Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock Revue (Ziegfeld Girls of 1920, March 8). (Ref: Theatre Program)


Carmen, Mae (Carmen, May):

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Mae Carmen performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1913, 1914, 1916, and 1917. (Ref: NY Tribune Roto "The New Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic In The Making" Jan 3, 1916)


Carmen, Sybil: [ACJ]

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Sybil Carmen performed in:

* The Ziegfeld Midnight Frolics of April 27, 1915 (The Evening Mail), Jan 1916, and Nov 26, 1917
* The Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock Revue (Ziegfeld Girls of 1920, March 8)
* The Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock Frolic of 1920 (May 31 edition)
* The Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock Revue (Ziegfeld Girls of 1920, March 8)

(Refs: Theatre Programs & NY Tribune Roto "The New Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic In The Making" Jan 3, 1916)

"Sybil Carmen alternated stage and film roles. From 1915 to early 1918 she was the chief female attraction of Ziegfeld's various editions of the Midnight Frolic. She then accepted the invitation of a NY based film company to play Mamie Bronson, the female lead, in the film "A Romance of the Underworld" (1918). She returned to the stage to be a featured performer in Ziegfeld Girls of 1920. In 1921 she played the character "Excitement" in the allegorical film "Experience," (1921), then married the producer, Maurice Revnes, moved to California, had two children before dying of heart disease at age 29." [David S. Shields]


Carmi, Maria: [ACJ] (see Princess Matchabelli)


Carroll, Clara: [ACJ]

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Clara Carroll performed in Ziegfeld's revue The Century Girl (1916-1917).


Carroll, Jane: [ACJ]

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Jane Carroll performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1920.


Carroll, Kae: [no pics]

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Kae Carroll performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1925 and 1927. (Ref: Theatre Program, Jan 1926, Forrest Theatre, Phil PA)


Carsdale, Betty: [ACJ]

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Betty Carsdale performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1921 and 1923 (Summer Edition).


Carson, Doris:

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(December 25, 1912 - February 20, 1995) Doris Carson performed in Ziegfeld's musical Show Girl (1929).


Carter, Peggy: [ACJ]

Peggy Carter performed in the Ziegfeld Follies-Frolic Ball of 1918 and perhaps in a Midnight Frolic. (Refs: Theatre Program, stamped photo).


Carus, Emma:

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Emma Carus performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1907.


Carver, Lynne: [ACJ]

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(September 13, 1909 - August 12, 1955) Lynne Carver was a famous film actress who performed from 1934-1953.


Case, Anna: [ACJ]

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(October 29, 1889 - January 7, 1984) Anna Case performed in films in 1919 and 1926.


Cassidy, Marjorie: [ACJ]

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Marjorie Cassidy performed in:

* The Ziegfeld Midnight Frolics of April 27, 1915 (The Evening Mail), Jan 1916, and Nov 26, 1917
* Ziegfeld's musical The Century Girl (1916-1917)
* The Ziegfeld Follies-Frolic Ball (1918)

(Refs: Theatre Programs, NY Tribune Roto "The New Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic In The Making" Jan 3, 1916, and NY Times Roto Aug 1917)


Castle, Irene: [ACJ]

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Irene Castle, not Dorothy Dixon (Image)

(April 17, 1893 - January 25, 1969) Irene Castle performed in Ziegfeld's musical Miss 1917.


Cavanaugh, Lucille:

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(October 6, 1895 - July 13, 1983) Lucille Cavanaugh performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1915.


Celeste, Fay: [ACJ]

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Fay Celeste performed on Broadway from 1919-1921.


Chamberlin, Peggy:

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Peggy Chamberlin performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1927.


Chandler, Helen:

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Helen Chandler performed in Ziegfeld's musical Show Boat (Nov 1928). (Ref: Theatre Program)


Chapelle, Romayne: [ACJ] [TBA]

No info on Romayne Chapelle.


Chapin, Marjorie:

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Marjorie Chapin performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1922.


Chase, Arlene: [no pics]

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(b. c1880) Arlene Chase performed as Miss Chase in the Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic of 1921 (June 21 edition) and as Arlene Chase in the (April 11 edition). (Ref: Theatre Program)


Claire, Ina:

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Broadway Photographs: Biography

(October 15, 1893 - February 21, 1985) Birth name: Ina Fagan. Ina Claire performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1915 and 1916.


Clark, Sylvia (Clarke, Sylvia): [ACJ]

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Sylvia Clark performed on Broadway from 1908-1919.


Clayton, Bessie:

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Bessie Clayton performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1909. (Ref: Stamped costume photo)


Clayton, Margaret: [ACJ]

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Margaret Clayton performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1918. (Ref: NY Tribune Roto June 19, 1918)


Clifford, Ruth: [ACJ]

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(February 17, 1900 - November 30, 1998) Ruth Clifford was a film actress from 1915 to 1966.


Clive, Helene C. (Clive, Helen C.): [ACJ]

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Helene C. Clive performed in Ziegfeld's musical Rio Rita (1927-1928).


Cloos, Norma: [ACJ]

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Norma Cloos performed in George White's Scandals from 1923-1926.


Coburn, Gladys: [ACJ]

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Gladys Colburn performed in Ziegfeld's musicals Miss 1917 and Annie Dear (1924-1925) and in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1923.


Colbert, Claudette: [ACJ]

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(September 13, 1903 - July 30, 1996) Claudette Colbert was an Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe-winning French-American actress in Hollywood film, stage, television and radio. In 1999, she was ranked 12th by the American Film Institute in their list Greatest Female Stars of All Time.


Colby, Eileen (Colbey, Eileen and maybe Babe Colby): [no pics]

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Eileen Colby (Eileen Colbey) performed in the Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic of 1920 (May 31 edition). She may have performed as 'Babe Colby' in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1927. (Ref: Theatre Program)


Colby, Gladys: [no pics]

Gladys Colby performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1919.

She may have preceded Edith Kessler in Act II, Episode 1: Harem Life (as a harem girl) or vice versa. (Ref: The Complete Lyrics of Irving Berlin by Irving Berlin, Robert Kimball, Linda Emmett)


Collins, Jose:

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(May 23, 1887-Dec 6, 1958) Jose Collins performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1913.

Josephine Charlotte Collins or Josephine Charlotte Cooney, also known as Josephine Charlotte Chatfield, Lady Robert Innes-Ker and Josephine Charlotte Kirkland, was best known as Jose Collins, an English actress and singer celebrated for her performances in musical comedies and early motion pictures.

Jose got her start as a child performer and by age 17 she had appeared in both pantomimes and music halls as a singer and actress. She made her London West End debut in a principle role in The Antelope (1908). On Broadway, she appeared in Vera Violetta (1911), The Merry Countess (1912) and (sharing a duet with Al Jolson) The Whirl Of Society (1912) among others. Her revue appearances included The Ziegfeld Follies (1913) and The Passing Show (1914). She also starred in The Happy Day in London and Alone At Last on Broadway in 1916.

To great acclaim, Jose played the title role of Teresa, the gypsy bandit maid, in the hit musical The Maid Of The Mountains (1917) and as a result became known by the nickname "Maid Of The Mountains." In that show, she introduced the songs "Love Will Find A Way" and "A Paradise For Two."

She spent the remainder of her career in revues, variety, and non-musical roles as well as in films. Her only musical film was Facing The Music (1933).


Collins, Miriam: [ACJ]

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Miriam Collins performed on Broadway from 1915-1920.


Compson, Betty: [ACJ]

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(March 19, 1897 - April 18, 1974) Betty Compson was a famous actress who performed in films from 1915-1948.


Compton, Juliette (Julie, Juliet):

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(May 3, 1899 - March 19, 1989) Juliet Compton performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1920. She performed in films as Juliette Compton (or Julie Compton) from 1924-1941.


Conroy, Sue or Susan (Conroy, Suzanne): [ACJ]

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(c. 1906 - April 15, 1968) Sue Conroy performed in Ziegfeld's musical Rio Rita (1927-1928).


Conway, Evelyn:

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Evelyn Conway performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1916 and in Ziegfeld's musicals The Century Girl (1916-1917) and Dance And Grow Thin (1917).


Cooper, Miriam: [ACJ]

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(November 7, 1891 - April 12, 1976) Miriam Cooper was a silent film star who performed in films from 1910-1924. She is perhaps best known for her role in Birth of a Nation.


Cornell, Peggy (Benline, Peggy Cornell): [ACJ]

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(? - September 6, 1986) Peggy Cornell performed in Ziegfeld's musicals Rio Rita (1927-1928) and Show Boat (1934). (Ref: Obituary)


Corrigan, Nancy:

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Nancy Corrigan performed in Ziegfeld's musical The Three Musketeers (1928).


Costello, Dolores: [ACJ]

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(September 17, 1903 - March 1, 1979) Dolores Costello was once known as the Goddess of the Silent Screen but is probably best remembered today as Drew Barrymore's grandmother. She was the mother of the famous actor John Drew Barrymore. She performed in films from 1909-1943. (Thanks for the bio correction, gumlegs!)

"Dolores Costello, daughter of the earliest male matinee idol of the cinema, Maurice Costello, appeared as a child in a number of films before appearing on the Broadway stage as a dancer in George White's Scandals of 1922. Stunningly beautiful, she sat as a teenager as the favorite model of illustrator James Montgomery Flagg. On the road tour of White's Scandals Dolores and her sister Helene were offered movie contracts by Warner Brothers. Her first film was 1923's "Lawful Larceny." Throughout Dolores Costello's career she played patrician beauties, most notably in "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "Little Lord Fauntleroy." Her greatest silent role was opposite John Barrymore, whom she married, in "The Sea Beast," Hollywood's adaptation of Moby Dick. The marriage lasted seven years before Barrymore's alcoholism and philandering ruined the relationship." [David S. Shields]


Costello, Helene: [ACJ]

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(June 21, 1906 - January 26, 1957) Helene Costello was a famous film actress who performed from 1909-1942. She was the sister of Dolores Costello.


Courtney, Marion: [ACJ]

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Marion Courtney performed on Broadway from 1922-1926.


Covert, Doris:

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Doris Covert performed in Ziegfeld's musical Betsy (1927). (Ref: Stamped photo)


Covey, Edna:

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Edna Covey performed in Ziegfeld's musical No Foolin' (1926) and in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1925. (Ref: Theatre Program, Jan 1926, Forrest Theatre, Phil PA)


Cowl, Jane: [ACJ]

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(December 14, 1884 - June 22, 1950) Jane Cowl was one of the finest stage actresses of her time. She eventually found her way onto the silver screen in 1915 in Garden of Lies. She appeared (and became a playwright) on Broadway from 1903-1947. She penned five plays between 1918 and 1941. Cowl also wrote with Jane Murfin under the pseudonym Alan Langdon Martin.

She originated the role of Dolly Levi on Broadway in 1938, when Dolly was just a minor character in Thorton Wilder's original play "The Merchant of Yonkers." Seventeen years later, Wilder reworked the play as "The Matchmaker" with Mrs. Levi as the main character and that became the source of the musical "Hello, Dolly!". In 1943, 28 years after her second film, Jane returned to the big screen with a small role in Stage Door Canteen. Years later, in 1949, she was in Once More, My Darling. After 1950's The Secret Fury, Jane realized she had cancer. She died on June 22, 1950 in Santa Monica, California. She was 67 years old. Her last film, Payment on Demand (1951), was released the following year.


Coyle, Mary: [ACJ]

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Mary Coyle performed in the Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic of 1929 (Apr 29 edition) and in Ziegfeld's musicals Whoopee 1928-1929), Simple Simon (1930), and Hot-Cha! (1932). She also performed in Hollywood version of Whoopee! (1930).


Crane, Florence: [ACJ]

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Florence Crane performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1919 and in the Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock Revue (Ziegfeld Girls of 1920, March 8). (Ref: Theatre Program)


Crawford, Joan: [not Joan, Dorothy Sebastian by ACJ]

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Dr. Macro's Annex - Dorothy Sebastian, not Joan Crawford

That image you may think is Joan Crawford is actually Dorothy Sebastian (Thanks go to the Joan Crawford Webmistress who wrote to Dr. Macro who passed the correct info on to me). To date, I have never come across any images of Joan Crawford by Alfred Cheney Johnston. According to Wikipedia, Crawford was turned down for the Ziegfelds. None of her biographies state that she was ever in them though they cover her early life in detail. I hope this puts to rest the idea that she was in the Ziegfeld Follies in her early life.


Cripps, Florence (Flossie Cripps):

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Florence Cripps performed in the Ziegfeld Midnight Frolics of 1915 and 1916, Ziegfeld's musical Dance And Grow Thin (1917), and in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1918.

Thanks so much to her relative Victoria for providing her nickname: "Flossie"!


Cutter Sisters, The (Daphne Diana "Daisy" Cutter & Cassandra Cleolia "Cookie" Cutter): [ACJ]

Jake Cutter and the Philosopher's Stone

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Not much is known about the Cutter Sisters. They worked in early vaudeville but were unsuccessful. Owing to their lack of success as comedic singers and dancers, in 1898 the Cutter Sisters started working with a magician whose stage name was Harry Potter.


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