Spooner, Cecil (1875–1953)

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Spooner, Cecil (1875–1953)

American actress. Born Jan 29, 1875, in New York, NY; died May 13, 1953, in Sherman Oaks, CA; dau. of Mary Gibbs Spooner (ran a theater in Brooklyn); sister of Edna May Spooner (actress) and F. E. Spooner (actor); m. Charles E. Blaney, 1909.

Made stage debut as a child; made NY debut in My Lady Peggy Goes to Town (1903); played stock engagements at the Metropoollis Theater and the Cecil Spooner Theater in NY; also appeared in A Child of the Regiment, The House of Bondage, and Arms and the Woman; toured in The Brat (1918–19); wrote, directed and starred in the film Nell of the Circus (1914).

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