Mannering, Mary (1876–1953)

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Mannering, Mary (1876–1953)

English-born stage actress. Name variations: Florence Friend. Born Florence Friend, April 29, 1876, in England; died Jan 21, 1953, in Los Angeles, CA; m. James K. Hackett (actor, div.); m. Frederick E. Wadsworth (industrialist).

Under real name Florence Friend, made London debut as Zela in Hero and Leander (1892); as Mary Mannering, made US debut opposite James K. Hackett in The Courtship of Leonie (1896); starred in Trelawny of the Wells, The Lady of Lyons, Janice Meredith, The Walls of Jericho, Judith, The House of Cards and The Garden of Allah.

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