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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

Maid to Order Julian Eltinge
(1931)
Madame Behave Jack Mitchell / 'Madame Behave'
(1925)
If I Had My Way Julian Eltinge
(1940)
The Widow's Might Dick Tavish
(1918)

Filmography

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 1940 If I Had My Way
Julian Eltinge
 1931 Maid to Order
Julian Eltinge
 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/I The Voice of Hollywood No. 3 (Short)
Himself (uncredited)
 1930/II The Voice of Hollywood No. 3 (Short)
Himself / Hollywood Breakfast Club Inductee
 1914 The Lambs' All-Star Gambol (Documentary short)
Himself
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 1997 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Vaudeville (1997) ... Himself
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Personal Details

Other Works:

The Crinoline Girl (1914). Musical comedy/farce/melodrama. Book by Otto Hauerbach. Music by Percy Wenrich [earliest Broadway credit]. Lyrics by Julian Eltinge. Musical Director: J. Albert Brown. Directed by John Emerson. Knickerbocker Theatre (moved to The Standard Theatre from 14 Dec 1914- close): 16 Mar 1914- Dec 1914 (... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

A New York theatre on 42nd Street, built in 1912, was named after him. The Eltinge Theatre was shut down for moral reasons in 1942. Today, it has been converted into part of the AMC movie complex. See more »

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