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Also Known As: Florence Mckechnie Died: August 1, 1988
Born: September 5, 1901 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor

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A celebrated stage performer, Florence Eldridge made her screen debut in 1923's "Six Cylinder Love". She subsequently performed in several films and plays opposite her husband Fredric March, including the Broadway premiere of "Long Day's Journey Into Night" (1956).

A celebrated stage performer, Florence Eldridge made her screen debut in 1923's "Six Cylinder Love". She subsequently performed in several films and plays opposite her husband Fredric March, including the Broadway premiere of "Long Day's Journey Into Night" (1956).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 First You Cry (1978) Mrs Rollin
2.
 Inherit the Wind (1960) Sarah Brady
3.
4.
 Another Part of the Forest (1948) Lavinia Hubbard
5.
 An Act of Murder (1948) Catherine Cooke
6.
 Mary of Scotland (1936) [Queen] Elizabeth Tudor
7.
 Les Misérables (1935) Fantine
8.
 Les Miserables (1935)
9.
 A Modern Hero (1934) Leah [Ernst]
10.
 The Great Jasper (1933) Jenny Horn
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Made first professional appearance in stock in "Seven Days Love"
1918:
Broadway debut in the chorus of Jerome Kern's "Rock-A-Bye Baby"
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Gained prominence on stage in "The Cat and the Canary"
1923:
Film debut, "Six Cylinder Love"
1926:
Played Daisy in a stage adaptation of "The Great Gatsby"
1926:
Joined a stock company in Denver; met future husband Fredric March
1929:
First screen role opposite March, "The Studio Murder Mystery"
1935:
Appeared in films only with her husband
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Apeared on stage exclusively with her husband from the late 1930s
1935:
Cast as Fantine in "Les Miserables"
1936:
Played Queen Elizabeth in "Mary of Scotland"
1942:
Starred opposite March in the Broadway production "The Skin of Our Teeth"
1948:
Appeared as Lavinia Hubbard in "Another Part of the Forest"
1949:
Portrayed Queen Isabella to March's "Christopher Columbus"
1956:
Played Mary Tyrone in the American premiere of Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night" opposite March
1960:
Co-starred as Mrs. Brady in "Inherit the Wind"
1978:
Made one-shot return to film acting playing Mary Tyler Moore's mother in the biopic of TV newscaster Betty Rollin's struggle with breast cancer in "First You Cry" (CBS)
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Education

Girls' High School: Brooklyn , New York -

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husband:
Fredric March. Actor. Born on August 31, 1897; died in 1975; married on May 30, 1927.

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father:
James Eldridge McKechnie.
mother:
Clara Eugenie McKechnie.
daughter:
Penelope Fantcucci. Adopted in 1932; had four children.
son:
Anthony March. Adopted in 1935.
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