Newcomb, Mary (1893–1966)

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Newcomb, Mary (1893–1966)

American-born actress. Born Aug 21 (some sources cite Aug 24), 1893, in North Adams, MA; died Dec 26, 1966, in Dorchester, England; m. Robert Edeson (div.); m. Alexander Henry Higginson.

Star of both NY and London stages, made NY debut in Sick-a-bed (1918) and subsequently appeared in The Woman on the Jury, Easy Street, The Night Hawk and The Bridge of Distances; made hugely successful London bow in Jealousy (1928) and subsequently appeared there in Emma Hamilton, The Merchant of Venice and When Ladies Meet; joined the Old Vic (1934), playing title roles in St. Joan and Major Barbara; founded Mary Newcomb Players Mobile Theatre to entertain English soldiers during WWII; served as president of the Dorset Drama League.

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