Friday, July 8, 2011

Margaret Anglin

Broadway actress, director, producer

Born in Ottawa in 1876; died in Toronto in 1958.

Was actually born in the House of Parliament Speaker’s Chambers. Her father Timothy Warren Anglin was Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons at that time.

Her brother, Francis Alexander Anglin served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada from 1924 to 1933.

Had a career in New York City in the 1890’s, studied in Toronto and Montreal, and graduated from the Empire School of Dramatic Acting in NYC.

Inspired by reading the classics and a love for the Greek tragedies that centered on women, became the dominant dramatic actress of the first two decades of the 20th Century.

Earned wide recognition for her dramatic skills and was invited to work with Sarah Bernhardt.

Had her own Shakespearian touring group.

Performed her last show on Broadway in 1936.

The Canadian Encyclopedia Online Accessed 2000.
Encyclopedia Britannica online. Accessed 2000.

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