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George, Grace (1879–1961)

George, Grace (1879–1961)

American actress. Born in New York on December 25, 1879; died on May 19, 1961; educated at Notre Dame Convent in New Jersey; studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, 1893; married William A. Brady.

Grace George made her debut at the Standard Theater in New York on June 23, 1894, as one of the schoolgirls in The New Boy. Her first appearance of note was in the part of Juliette in The Turtle at the Manhattan Theater (September 1898). In 1903, she appeared as Peg Woffington in Pretty Peggy and subsequently toured in the same part with great success. Her London debut was in 1907 at the Duke of York Theater as Cyprienne in Divorçons. Among a long list of appearances, George took on many of George Bernard Shaw's plays, portraying Barbara Undershaft in Major Barbara (1915) and Lady Cicely Waynflete in Captain Brassbound's Conversion (1917). She was last seen at the National Theater in New York as Mrs. Culver in The Constant Wife in December 1951.

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