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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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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 (Short)
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Stage Play: Mrs. Peckham's Carouse [played in repertory with The Mollusc, Marse Covington]. Written by George Ade. Garrick Theatre: 29 Sep 1908- Nov 1908 (closing date unknown/63 performances). Cast: Frank Connor, Dudley Digges, W.H. Gilmore, May Irwin, DeWitt Jennings [credited as Dewitt C. Jennings], Mary K. Taylor. Produced by Charles ... 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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