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Julian Eltinge (1881–1941)

One of the greatest drag performers in the history of the American Theatre. First performed in drag at the age of 10 in an annual revue of the Boston Cadets. Subsequently appeared on Broadway in 1904 in a drag role in Mr. Wix of Wickham. Performed in the legitimate theatre and also in a number of films. See full bio »

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Known For

An Adventuress
An Adventuress Clifford Townsend
Madame Behave
Madame Behave Jack Mitchell / 'Madame Behave'
The Countess Charming
The Countess Charming Stanley Jordan / Countess Raffelski
The Widow's Might
The Widow's Might Dick Tavish


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 1925 Madame Behave
Jack Mitchell / 'Madame Behave'
 1920 An Adventuress
Clifford Townsend
 1918 War Relief (Short)
 1918 The Widow's Might
Dick Tavish
 1917 The Clever Mrs. Carfax
Temple Trask / Mrs. Carfax
 1917 The Countess Charming
Stanley Jordan / Countess Raffelski
 1914 Cousin Lucy
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 1930/II The Voice of Hollywood No. 3 (Short)
Himself / Hollywood Breakfast Club Inductee
 1930/I The Voice of Hollywood No. 3 (Short)
Himself (uncredited)
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 1997 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- Vaudeville (1997) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

Cohan and Harris Minstrels (1908). Musical/burlesque/vaudeville. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 16 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Personal Quote:

It depends on where you put the paint, not how much you splash on.


During restoration at the Empire Theater (formerly the Eltinge Theater), forgotten murals of Julian Eltinge were uncovered and restored. See more »

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