Robson, May

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1858-04-19
Death 1942-10-20
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Actress and author. Born May Robison; married Augustus H. Brown.

From the description of Papers of May Robson, 1872-1950 (bulk 1885-1942). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132225

Biographical Note

  • 1858, Apr.: Born Mary Jeannette Robison, Melbourne, Australia
  • 1874: Married Charles Livingstone Gore (died 1880s)
  • 1883: Began stage career with the name Robson at Brooklyn Grand Opera House
  • 1889: Married Augustus Homer Brown (died 1920)
  • circa 1911: Established touring theatrical company
  • 1916: Starred in A Night Out (silent film)
  • 1931: Starred in The She-Wolf (motion picture)
  • 1933: Played the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland (motion picture) Nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress for Lady for a Day (motion picture)
  • 1936: Played Countess Vronsky in Anna Karenina (motion picture)
  • 1938: Played Aunt Polly in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (motion picture)
  • 1942, Oct. 20: Died, Beverly Hills, Calif.

From the guide to the May Robson Papers, 1849-1950, (bulk 1885-1942), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Drama--Stories, plots, etc
  • Theater--United States
  • Motion picture industry--United States
  • Theatrical producers and directors
  • Actresses
  • Actors

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  • Authors
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