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Carlisle, Alexandra (1886–1936)

English-born stage actress. Born Alexandra Swift, Jan 15, 1886, in London, England; died April 21, 1936; m. 2nd husband Dr. Albert Pfeiffer (div.); m. 3rd husband J. Elliott Jenkins.

Made London stage debut in White-washing Julia (1903); came to prominence as Carlotta in The Morals of Marcus (1906), then appeared as Portia in Herbert Beerbohm Tree's revival of The Merchant of Venice (1908); made NY debut in The Mollusc (1908); other plays include The Devils, Arséne Lupin, Money, Above Suspicion, Proud Maisie, Driven, David Garrick and The Country Cousin, among others; while appearing in America, seconded the nomination of Warren Harding at the Republican Convention in Chicago (1920). Received gold medal from American Academy of Arts and Letters (1932).

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