Marlowe, Julia

Marlowe, Julia (b. Sarah Frances Frost)

(1866–1950) actress; born in Caldbeck, England. Brought to the U.S.A. at age four, she first performed in 1879 at age 12 under the name of Fanny Brough. Her adult debut in 1887 as Parthenia in Ingomar was an immediate success. After a start in musical comedies and in comic roles, she was eventually best known as a slender, pale Shakespearean, playing opposite Richard Taber and E. H. Sothern, to whom she was successively married.
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