Shannon, Effie (1867–1954)

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Shannon, Effie (1867–1954)

American actress. Born May 13, 1867, in Cambridge, MA; died July 24, 1954, in Bay Shore, LI, NY.

Made NY debut as Edith Ainsley in Tangled Lives (1886); starred opposite Herbert Kelcey in hit play The Moth and the Flame (1898); also appeared in Manon Lescaut (title role), Widower's Houses, Children of Earth, At Sunrise, Heartbreak House, Trelawny of the Wells, L'Aiglon, Merry Andrew, The Admirable Crichton, The Truth about Blayds, Parnell and Arsenic and Old Lace (as Martha Brewster); films include The Man Who Played God, Bright Lights of Broadway and The Wiser Sex.

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