Arthur, Julia (1869–1950)

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Arthur, Julia (1869–1950)

Canadian-born actress. Born Ida Lewis, May 3, 1869, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; died Mar 29, 1950, in Boston, Massachusetts; m. Benjamin Pierce Cheney, Feb 23, 1898.

Had 1st success as Queen Fortunetta in The Black Masque of the Red Death at Union Square Theatre, NY (1891); appeared with A.M. Palmer's stock company in a number of works, including the lead opposite Maurice Barrymore in Lady Windermere's Fan (1893); appeared on London stage with Sir Henry Irving's Lyceum Theatre company; organized her own company and starred in A Lady of Quality (1897); worked for Red Cross during WWI; made film debut as Edith Cavell in The Woman the Germans Shot (1918); retired from stage (1924).

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