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Jerrold, Mary (1877–1955)

Jerrold, Mary (1877–1955)

English actress. Born Dec 4, 1877, in London, England; died Mar 3, 1955, in London; great-granddau. of Douglas Jerrold (playwrwight and journalist); m. Huber Harben; children: Joan Harben (actress).

Made triumphant London debut as Prudence Dering in Mary Pennington Spinster (1896); acted with the Kendals for over 3 years (1902–05); other plays include Dick Hope, A Royal Divorce, Nan, The Sentimentalists, The Pride of Life, Idle Women, Disraeli, Mary Rose, Quality Street, The Sport of Kings, The Lavender Ladies, The Constant Wife, The Sacred Flame, But for the Grace of God and We Proudly Present; appeared as Martha Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace (1942–46) and in over 30 films.

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