Mary Anderson cigar box label

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Mary Anderson (1859-1940)

Born in Sacramento, CA, she was educated in various Roman Catholic institutions, and at the age of thirteen, with the advice of Charlotte Cushman, began to study for the stage, making her first appearance at Louisville, Kentucky, as Juliet in 1875.  Her remarkable beauty created an immediate success.   Between 1883 and 1889 she had several seasons in London, and was the Rosalind in the performance of "As You Like It" which opened the Shakespeare Memorial theatre at Stratford-on-Avon.  In 1889 she retired from the stage and in 1890 married Antonio de Navarro, and settled in England.

Here are a couple pics of  Mary

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