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(1910- 1954). Active on Broadway in the following productions:

(1910). Stage Play: Our Miss Gibbs. Musical. Music by Ivan Caryll and Lionel Monckton. Based on material by James T. Tanner. Lyrics by James T. Tanner. Musical Director: W.T. Francis. Featuring songs by Jerome Kern, George Arthurs, Harry Lonsdale and Harry Marlowe. Featuring songs with lyrics by Jerome Kern, Lionel Monckton, M.E. Rourke, Percy Greenbank, Adrian Ross, Frederick Day, George Grossmith Jr., Worton David, Ralph Roberts, Leslie Mayne and George Arthurs. Directed by Thomas Reynolds. Knickerbocker Theatre: 29 Aug 1910- 22 Oct 1910 (57 performances). Cast: Jean Alywn (as "Madame Jeanne"), Daisy Belmore, Freda Braun (as "Lady Angela"), Nancy Butler (as "Chorus"), Doris Cameron (as "Chorus"), Sara Carr (as "Chorus"), Dorothy Castle (as "Chorus"), Pauline Chase (as "Mary Gibbs") [final Broadway role], Ina Claire (as "Chorus") [Broadway debut], Gilbert Coleman (as "Mr. Amalfy"), Dorothy Courtney (as "Chorus"), Edna Dana (as "Chorus"), Natalie Dana (as "Chorus"), Roger Davis (as "Lord Percy/Chorus"), Maybelle Dean, Madelain DeBoeuf, Helen Dixon, Della Dolson (as "Chorus"), H. Edelman (as "Lord Harold/Chorus"), Ernest A. Elton, Lillian Francis (as "Chorus"), Bessie Frewen (as "Chorus"), Glory Gray (as "Chorus"), Lethea Grey (as "Chorus"), Julia James, Ernest Lambert, Ethel Kelly (as "Chorus"), Craufurd Kent, Adele Kornau (as "Chorus"), Anna Kuehl (as "Chorus"), Arthur Laceby (as "Mr. Toplady"), Victor Le Roy (as "A Taxi Cabby"), Edward Leech (as "Lord Arthur/Chorus"), Bert Leslie (as "Slithers"), Louise Louis (as "Chorus"), Mollie Lowell (as "Mrs. Farquhar"), Margaret MacKenzie, Mary E. Martin, Kitty Mason (as "Clarita"), Monte Melman, Helen Morrison, Marion Mosby, Julie Newell (as "Chorus"), Ralph O'Brien (as "Lord Alfred/Chorus"), Henrietta Pellard, Clara Pitt (as "Lady Connie"), Florence Plunkett (as "Chorus"), Bert Rice (as "Lady Gwen"), Madge Robinson, Mona Sartoris, Reginald Sheldrick, Lillian Shepherd, Lillian Smalley (as "Chorus"), Lillian Stair (as "Chorus"), Oliver Sterling (as "Lord Cyril/Chorus"), Nellie Stewart (as "Chorus"), Gertrude Vanderbilt (as "Kathleen"), Margaret Von Keese, Edith Warren (as "Chorus"), Ethel Wheeler (as "Nora/Chorus"), Fred Wright (as "Timothy Gibbs"). Produced by Charles Frohman.

(1911). Stage Play: Jumping Jupiter. Musical/farce. Music by Karl Hoschna. Book by Richard Carle and Sydney Rosenfeld. Lyrics by Richard Carle and Sydney Rosenfeld. Musical Director: Hans S. Linne. Featuring songs by Grace Kahn, Harry Archer, Irving Berlin and Albert von Tilzer. Featuring songs with lyrics by Junie McCree, Gus Kahn, Francis DeWitt and Ted Snyder Directed by Richard Carle. New York Theatre: 6 Mar 1911- 25 Mar 1911 (24 performances). Cast: Natalie Alt (as "Elsie Buchanan"), Burrell Barbaretto (as "Robert Winthrop"), Helen Broderick (as "Miss Winston"), Bly Brown (as "Miss Ranier"), Jessie Cardownie (as "Caroline Goodwillie"), Richard Carle (as "Professor Goodwillie"), Anna Chandler (as "Mrs. Anastasia Kidd"), Ina Claire (as "Molly Pebbleford"), Lester J. Crawford (as "Stephen Buchanan"), Blanche Curtis (as "Miss Chalmers"), Naomi Dale (as "Miss Hupp"), Murray D'Arcy (as "Stilwell"), Jean Engels (as "Miss Renault"), John Goldsworthy (as "Marmaduke Bright"), Ida Harris (as "Miss Cadillac"), Edna Wallace Hopper (as "Connie Curtiss"), Joseph C. Miron (as "Major Felix Buchanan"), Beatrice Morton (as "Miss Pierce"), Will H. Philbrick (as "Toby Pebbleford"), Betty Scott (as "Miss Buick"), Bessie Skeer (as "Miss Daimler"), Estelle St. Clair (as "Miss Lozier"), Margaret Strasselle (as "Miss Locomobile"), Marie Vernon (as "Miss Packard"), Isabelle Winlocke (as "Genevieve Buchanan"). Produced by H.H. Frazee and George W. Lederer.

(1911). Stage Play: The Quaker Girl. Musical.

(1914). Stage Play: Lady Luxury. Musical comedy. Book by Rida Johnson Young. Music by William Schroeder. Musical Director: Arthur Kautzenbach. Choreographed by Charles S. Morgan Jr. Directed by J.H. Benrimo. Casino Theatre (moved to The Comedy Theatre 11 Jan 1915- close): 25 Dec 1925- 23 Jan 1915 (35 performances). Cast: Arthur Albro (as "Count Pisianelli"), Frank Andrews (as "Harper"), Kathryn Andrews, Marie Barbara, Dorothy Betts, Francis Bryan, John Bryant, Lee Buchanan, Carolyn Burke, Grace Byron, Garrett Carroll, Ina Claire (as "Eloise Van Cuyler"), Elsie Comerford, Harry Conor, E.H. Crawford, Georgia Dawson, Curtis Dunham, Alice Elden, Stuart Fisher, Dorothy Fitch, Emily Fitzroy, George Forrest, Katherine Grant, Lauretta Grant, Dorothy Honey, Forrest Huff, William J. Kline, Emilie Lea, Alfred Maxwell, Frances Mink, Alice Moffat (as "Maude Draper-Cowles"), Louise Morris, Alan Mudie (as "Jimmy"), Harry Nelson, Herbert Noll, Herbert Paul, Carl Porter, Ethel Russell, Roscoe Saunders, Catherine Taggert, Ruth Tate, Naomi Waldron, James Whelan, William Wilder, Gladys Wilson, Loretta Wilson, Billie Woods. Produced by Lee Shubert and J.J. Shubert.

(1915). Stage Play: Ziegfeld Follies of 1915. Musical extravaganza. Music by Louis A. Hirsch and Dave Stamper. Based on material by Channing Pollock, Rennold Wolf and Gene Buck. Lyrics by Rennold Wolf, Channing Pollock and Gene Buck. Musical Director: Frank Darling. Featuring songs by Charles Elbert, Irving Berlin, Seymour Furth and Bert Williams. Featuring songs with lyrics by Ward Wesley, Irving Berlin and Will Vodery. Directed by Julian Mitchell and Leon Errol. New Amsterdam Theatre: 21 Jun 1915- 18 Sep 1915 (104 performances). Cast: Helen Barnes, Lucille Cavanaugh, Ina Claire, Peggy Dana, Ethel Davies, Emil Dwyer, Phil Dwyer, Marcelle Earle, Leon Errol, Gladys Feldman, W.C. Fields, Dorothy Godfrey, Bernard Granville, Flo Hart, May Hennessy, Justine Johnstone, Evelyn Kerner, Kay Laurell, Gladys Loftus, Muriel Martin, Mae Murray, Oakland Sisters, May Paul, Ann Pennington, Carl Randall [Broadway debut], Helen Rook, John Ryan, Dorothy St. Clair, Margaret St. Clair, Melville Stewart [final Broadway role], Olive Thomas, Miss Touraine, Lottie Vernon, Nancy Wallace, Dottie Wang, Bunny Wendell, Rose Werts, Will West, George White, Edith Whitney, Bert Williams, Miss Wilson, Ed Wynn. Produced by Florenz Ziegfeld Jr..

(1916). Stage Play: Ziegfeld Follies of 1916. Musical extravaganza. Music by Louis A. Hirsch, Jerome Kern, Dave Stamper and Irving Berlin. Based on material by George V. Hobart and Gene Buck. Lyrics by George V. Hobart and Gene Buck. Featuring songs by Dave Stamper, Nat D. Ayer, Jerome Kern, Will Vodery, Harry Carroll, Louis A. Hirsch, Franz Lehár and Leo Edwards. Featuring songs with lyrics by Clifford Grey, Alex Rogers, Ballard MacDonald, George V. Hobart and Blanche Merrill. Sketches by George V. Hobart and Gene Buck. Musical Director: Frank Darling. Directed by Ned Wayburn. New Amsterdam Theatre: 12 Jun 1916- 16 Sep 1916 (112 performances). Cast: Don Barclay [Broadway debut], Helen Barnes, Norman Blume, Fanny Brice, Ethel Callahan, May Carmen, Ina Claire, Evelyn Conway, Marion Davies, Gladys Feldman, W.C. Fields, Bernard Granville, Helene Gunther, Emma Haig, Sam Hardy, Flo Hart, Clay Hill, Justine Johnstone, Grace Jones, Allyn King, Hazel Lewis, Gladys Loftus, Bird Millman, May Paul, Ann Pennington, Tot Qualters, Carl Randall, William Rock, Gertrude Scott, Peter Swift, Lilyan Tashman, Frances White, Arthur Whitman, Bert Williams. Produced by Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.

(1917). Stage Play: Polly With a Past. Comedy. Written by Guy Bolton and George Middleton. Costume Design by Herman Patrick Tappe. General Stage Director Louis Massen. Belasco Theatre: 6 Sep 1917- Jun 1918 (closing date unknown/315 performances). Cast: George Stuart Christie (as "Clay Collum, An Interior Decorator"), Ina Claire (as "Polly Shannon"), Mildred Dean (as "Parker"), Robert Fischer (as "A Stranger"), Winifred Fraser (as "Mrs. Martha Van Zile, Myrtle's Mother"), Louise Galloway (as "Mrs. Clementine Davis"), Ann Meredith (as "Myrtle Davis"), H. Reeves-Smith (as "Prentice Van Zile, Rex's Uncle"), Thomas Reynolds (as "Commodore "Bob" Barker"), William Sampson (as "Stiles"), Cyril Scott (as "Harry Richardson"), Barry O'Moore (as "Rex Van Zile"). Produced by David Belasco.

(1919). Stage Play: The Gold Diggers. Comedy. Written by Avery Hopwood. Music arranged by Anselm Goetzl. Scenic Design by Ernest Gros. Directed by David Belasco. Lyceum Theatre: 30 Sep 1919- Jun 1920 (closing date unknown/282 performances). Cast: Ina Claire (as "Jerry Lamar"), Horace Braham (as "Wally Saunders"), Louise Burton (as "Sadie"), Gladys Feldman (as "Gypsy Montrose"), Louise Galloway (as "Mrs. Lamar"), Luella Gear (as "Eleanor Montgomery"), William Goodridge (as "Tom Newton"), Jobyna Howland (as "Mabel Munroe"), Loraine Lally (as "Cissie Gray"), Day Manson (as "Freddie Turner"), Bruce McRae (as "Stephen Lee"), Arthur Miles (as "Marty Woods"), H. Reeves-Smith (as "James Blake"), A.E. Scott (as "Fenton Jessup"), Lilyan Tashman (as "Trixie Andrews"), Ruth Terry (as "Topsy St. John"), Frederick Truesdell (as "Barney Barnett"), Katharine Walsh (as "Dolly Baxter"), Beverly West (as "Violet Dayne"). Produced by David Belasco. Note: Filmed by Warner Bros. as The Gold Diggers (1923), by Warner Bros. as Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929) and inspired Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) [although credits claim it was based on "a play by Avery Hopwood" the cast names were entirely changed and the plot significantly altered] also produced by Warner Bros.

(1921). Stage Play: Bluebeard's Eighth Wife. Comedy. Book adapted by Charlton Andrews. Based on the French of Alfred Savoir. Directed by Lester Lonergan and Robert Milton. Ritz Theatre: 19 Sep 1921- Feb 1922 (closing date unknown/155 performances). Cast: Barry Baxter (as "Albert De Marceau"), Edmund Breese (as "John Brandon"), Ina Claire (as "Monna"), Jules Epailly (as "M. Kay"), Leonore Harris (as "Mlle. George"), Anne Meredith (as "Lucienne"), Ernest Stallard (as "The Marquis de Briac"), Philip Tonge (as "A Secretary"). Produced by William Harris Jr. Note: Filmed as Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1923), Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938).

(1922). Stage Play: The Awful Truth. Comedy. Written by Arthur Richman. Henry Miller's Theatre: 18 Sep 1922- Jan 1923 (closing date unknown/144 performances). Cast: Kyra Alanova, George K. Barraud, Ina Claire (as "Lucy Warriner"), Paul Harvey (as "Daniel Leeson"), Louise MacKintosh, Bruce McRae, Lewis A. Sealy, Raymond Walburn, (as "Rufus Kempster"), Cora Witherspoon (as "Josephine Trent"). Produced by Charles Frohman, Inc.

(1924). Stage Play: Grounds for Divorce. Written by Guy Bolton. From the Hungarian of Ernest Vajda. Empire Theatre: 23 Sep 1924- Jan 1925 (closing date unknown/127 performances). Cast: Bertha Belmore (as "Henriette Deschamps"), Gladys Burgess (as "Denise Sorbier"), Philip Merivale (as "Maurice Sorbier"), Edward Reese, H. Reeves-Smith (as "Felix Roget"), Georges Renavent (as "Marquis Guido Longoni"), Gladys Wilson, Cora Witherspoon (as "Marianne Regnault"). Produced by Henry Miller. Note: Filmed by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [distributed by Paramount Pictures] as Grounds for Divorce (1925).

(1925). Stage: The Last of Mrs. Cheney. Comedy.

(1928). Stage Play: Our Betters. Comedy. Written by W. Somerset Maugham. Directed by Reginald Bach. Henry Miller's Theatre: 20 Feb 1928- Jun 1928 (closing date unknown/128 performances). Cast: Cast: Reginald Bach (as "Thornton Clay"), Ina Claire (as "Lady George Grayston"), Lillian Kemble-Cooper, Edward Crandall, Louis D'Arclay, Madge Evans (as "Elizabeth Saunders"), Harry Joyner, Harry Lillford, Gordon McRae (as "First Footman"), Hugh Sinclair (as "Gibert Paxton"), Frederick Truesdell, Martin Walker. Produced by Messmore Kendall. Produced in association with Gilbert Miller. Note: Filmed by RKO Radio Pictures as Our Betters (1933).

(1932). Stage Play: Biography. Comedy. Written by S.N. Behrman. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Philip Moeller. Guild Theatre: 12 Dec 1932- Aug 1933 (closing date unknown/267 performances). Cast: Mary Arbenz, Ina Claire (as "Marion Froude"), Alexander Clark Jr., Jay Fassett, Arnold Korff, Earle Larimore, Charles Richman, Helen Salinger. Produced by The Theatre Guild.

(1934). Stage Play: Biography. Comedy [return engagement]. Written by S.N. Behrman. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Philip Moeller. Ambassador Theatre: 5 Feb 1934- Feb 1934 (closing date unknown/16 performances). Cast: Ina Claire (as "Marion Froude"), Josephine Deffry, Jay Fassett (as "Leander Nolan"), Gertrude Flynn (as "Slade Kinnicott"), Arnold Korff (as "Melchior Feydak"), Charles Richman, Shepperd Strudwick (as "Richard Kurt"), Norman Stuart. Produced by The Theatre Guild. Note: Production resumed briefly after hiatus since Aug 1933.

(1934). Stage Play: Ode to Liberty. Comedy. Written and directed by Sidney Howard, from a novel by Michel Duran. Lyceum Theatre: 21 Dec 1934- Feb 1935 (closing date unknown/67 performances). Cast: Ina Claire (as "Madeleine"), Hal K. Dawson (as "Ducroux"), Allen Fagan, Colin Hunter, Stanley Jessup (as "Inspector Roulet"), Nicholas Joy (as "Barnaud"), Paul McGrath, Walter Slezak, Katherine Stewart (as "Benoite"). Produced by Gilbert Miller.

(1936). Stage Play: End of Summer. Comedy. Written by S.N. Behrman. Scenic Design by Lee Simonson. Directed by Philip Moeller. Guild Theatre: 17 Feb 1936- Jun 1936 (closing date unknown/153 performances). Cast: Ina Claire (as "Leonie Frothingham"), Kendall Clark (as "Robert"), Doris Dudley (as "Paula Frothingham"), Van Heflin (as "Dennis McCarthy"), Mildred Natwick (as "Mrs. Wyler"), Osgood Perkins (as "Dr. Kenneth Rice"), Tom Powers (as "Boris, Count Mirsky"), Shepperd Strudwick (as "Will Dexter"), Minor Watson (as "Sam Frothingham"), Barry O'Moore (as "Dr. Dexter"). Produced by Theatre Guild.

(1937). Stage Play: Barchester Towers. Comedy. Written by Thomas Job. Based on a novel by Anthony Trollope. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Guthrie McClintic. Martin Beck Theatre: 30 Nov 1937- Jan 1938 (closing date unknown/40 performances). Cast: Ina Claire (as "Madeline Neroni"), Florence Edney (as "Mrs. Proudie"), Frederick Graham, J.M. Kerrigan (as "Archbishop"), Ruth Matteson, Damian O'Flynn, Effie Shannon (as "Miss Thorne"), Pamela Simpson, Henry Vincent, Mackenzie Ward (as "Ethelbert Stanhope"), John Williams (as "Mr. Slope"), Oswald Yorke (as "Dr. Stanhope"). Produced by Guthrie McClintic. Note: Produced for TV for the Kraft Theatre [US] (season 1, episode 50).

(1938). Stage Play: Once is Enough. Comedy. Written by Frederick Lonsdale. Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey. Directed by Gilbert Miller. Henry Miller's Theatre: 15 Feb 1938- May 1938 (closing date unknown/105 performances). Cast: Archibald Batty (as "Lord Rayne/Reggie"), Ina Claire (as "Duchess of Hampshire/Nancy"), Eric Cowley (as "Charles Pleydell"), Lewis Dayton (as "Morton"), Rosalind Ivan (as "Lady Bletchley" / "Emily"), Viola Keats (as "Liz Pleydell"), Guy Kingsford (as "A Footman"), Walter Piers (as "Lord Whitehall/Hugo"), Nancy Ryan (as "Lady Whitehall/Molly"), Wilfrid Seagram (as "Lord Plynne/Archie"), Austin Trevor (as "Paul"), Margaret Vyner (as "Lady Plynne/Dorothy'), Hugh Williams (I)' (as "Duke of Hampshire/Johnny"), John Williams (II)' (as "Eric Lindon"). Produced by Gilbert Miller.

(1941). Stage Play: The Talley Method. Written by S.N. Behrman. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Elmer Rice. Henry Miller's Theatre: 24 Feb 1941- 12 Apr 1941 (56 performances). Cast: Ina Claire (as "Enid Fuller"), Ernst Deutsch, Dean Harens, Lida Kane, Philip Merivale (as "Dr. Axton Talley"), Claire Niesen, Hiram Sherman (as "Cy Blodgett"). Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson, Elmer Rice, Robert E. Sherwood, S.N. Behrman, John F. Wharton).

(1946). Stage Play: The Fatal Weakness. Comedy. Written by George Kelly. Scenic Design by Donald Oenslager. Directed by George Kelly. Royale Theatre: 19 Nov 1946- 1 Mar 1947 (119 performances). Cast: Ina Claire (as "Mrs. Paul Espenshade"), Margaret Douglass (as 'Mrs. Mabel Wentz Mary Gildea' (as "Anna"), Jennifer Howard (as "Penny"), John Larson (as "Vernon Hassett"), Howard St. John (as "Mr. Paul Espenshade"). Produced by The Theatre Guild.

(1954). Stage Play: The Confidential Clerk. Comedy. Written by T.S. Eliot. Scenic Design and Costume Design by Paul Morrison. Directed by E. Martin Browne. Morosco Theatre: 11 Feb 1954- 22 May 1954 (117 performances). Cast: Ina Claire (as "Lady Elizabeth Mulhammer") [final Broadway role], Joan Greenwood (as "Lucasta Angel"), Claude Rains (as "Sir Claude Mulhammer"), Newton Blick (as "Eggerson"), Aline MacMahon (as "Mrs. Guzzard"), Richard Newton (as "B. Kaghan"), Douglas Watson (as "Colby Simpkins"). Produced by Henry Sherek and The Producers Theatre.

(19??- ). Active in productions other than Broadway:

(1913). Stage: Appeared in "The Girl from Utah" by Paul Rubens and Sidney Jones. Musical. Adelphi Theatre in London, England. Cast: Phyllis Dare, Joseph Coyne, Edmund Payne, Grace Leigh.

(1935) She acted in Gilbert Miller's play, "Ode to Liberty," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts.

(1938) She acted in Frederick Lonsdale's play, "Once is Enough," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with John Williams in the cast.

(January 29, 1923) She acted in Arthur Richman's play, "The Awful Truth," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.

(December 11, 1933) She acted in S.N. Behrman's play, "Biography," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.

(Spring 1934) She acted in S.N. Behrman's play, "Biography," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.

(December 17, 1936) She acted in S. N. Behrman's play, "End of Summer," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Van Heflin in the cast.

(September 22, 1947) She acted in George Kelly's play, "The Fatal Weakness," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.


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