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May Irwin (1862–1938)

Born in Whitby, Ontario, May Irwin started her performing career at a young age, when she began a singing act with her younger sister Flora in 1874. The act was popular, and Irwin began working as an actress when she was 21 years old. She found success and was appearing in a Broadway show called "The Widow Jones" when Thomas A. Edison saw her and ... See full bio »

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Known For

Mrs. Black Is Back
Mrs. Black Is Back Mrs. Black
1914
The Kiss
The Kiss The Widow Jones
1896

Filmography

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 1914 Mrs. Black Is Back
Mrs. Black
 1896 The Kiss (Short)
The Widow Jones
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 1936 Fashions in Love (Documentary short)
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Stage Play: Widow by Proxy. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Article | See more »
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Performed the first onscreen kiss in movie history with John C. Rice in The Kiss (1896). See more »

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Cancer

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