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|Also Known As:||Died:||May 29, 1942|
|Born:||February 15, 1882||Cause of Death:||myocarditis, complicated by chronic nephritis, cirrhosis of the liver and gastric ulcers|
|Birth Place:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Stage debut, "Magda"
New York debut, "Glad of It"
Achieved matinee idol status in "The Fortune Hunter"
Screen acting debut, "An American Citizen"
Enjoyed great stage successes in New York, London, and on tour, especially with "Richard III" and "Hamlet"
Starred in first film with recorded and synchronized musical score, "Don Juan"
Recited from "Richard III" in first sound film appearance, "Show of Shows"
Made Technicolor tests of Hamlet's soliloquies for a film which was never made
Seriously ill; journeyed to India upon recovery
Realized long ambition to portray a Shakespearian character on film; played Mercutio in "Romeo and Juliet"
Recited Hamlet's "To be or not to be" soliloquy in last film "Playmates"
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