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Edith Ellis (1866–1960)

Edith Ellis was born in Coldwater, Michigan, to Edward C Ellis, playwright and actor, and Ruth McCarty Ellis, an actress. She claimed she was born to the stage, her first part was at age 6, and by 10 she was a star. Two plays were written for her before she was 12 years old. Several times she was head of her own stock companies, traveling or ... See full bio »

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The Easiest Way
Rich Man, Poor Girl
The Great Meadow
The Idle Rich
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 1938 Rich Man, Poor Girl (play "White Collars")
 1934 Affairs of a Gentleman (play)
 1932 Quand on est belle (screenplay)
 1931 The Easiest Way (adaptation)
 1929 The Idle Rich (play "White Collars")
 1920 The Point of View (play)
 1918 The Triumph of the Weak (play "My Man")
 1917 Mary Jane's Pa (play)

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Stage Play: The White Villa. Drama. Written by Edith Ellis. Based on "The Dangerous Age" by Karen Michaelis. Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre: 14 Feb 1921- Mar 1921 (closing date unknown/18 performances). Cast: John Clements, Edward Ellis (as "Richard Lindtner"), Dothea Fisher, Doris Kenyon (as "Jeanne"), Frank Morgan (as "Joergen Malthe"), ... See more »

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