Baer, Leone Cass, b. 1886

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Leone Cass Baer (b.1886) was a drama critic, editor and feature writer for the Oregonian newspaper at Portland, Oregon, from about 1911 to 1920. She was born in Bloomfield, Iowa, to George Franklin and Catherine Beckley. After graduating from the University of Missouri, Baer attended the Chicago Art Institute. She moved to Portland and became the drama editor and critic for the theater section of the Oregonian . Quickly gaining a reputation for her impartial critiques of Portland stage events, Baer also became popular for her wit and clever comments. In 1919, she married Harve Wagner Hicks, who had moved from Chicago to Portland. Hicks worked for the Oregon-Washington Railway & Navigation Company and was a member of the Multnomah Athletic Club. Leone Cass Baer lived in Portland for 18 years.

From the guide to the Leone Cass Baer photographs collection, 1910-1923, (Oregon Historical Society Research Library)

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associatedWith Eltinge, Julian, 1883-1941 person
associatedWith Fairbanks, Douglas, 1883-1939 person
associatedWith Gable, Clark, 1901-1960 person
associatedWith Houdini, Harry, 1874-1965 person
associatedWith Pickford, Mary, 1893-1979 person
associatedWith Russell, Lillian, 1861-1922 person
associatedWith Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, 1861-1936 person
associatedWith Taylor, Laurette, 1884-1946 person
associatedWith Tucker, Sophie, 1884-1966 person
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Birth 1886

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