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Francine Larrimore
Munsey's Magazine, 1918
Born
Francine La Remee

August 22, 1898
Verdun, France
DiedMarch 7, 1975(1975-03-07) (aged 76)
New York City, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1910–1939
Spouse(s)Con Conrad
Alfred T. Mannon

Francine Larrimore (born Francine La Remee,[1] August 22, 1898 – March 7, 1975) was an American stage and screen actress.

Biography

Born in Verdun, France, Larrimore came to the United States when a child. She was educated in New York City.[1] Her parents were J. Louis La Remee and Sarah Adler, a sister of the Yiddish stage star Jacob Adler and not to be confused with Jacob's third wife also named Sara.[2][3] Jacob's children Stella and Luther are her cousins. Her sister Stella Larrimore (1905–1960) was married to the stage and screen star Robert Warwick.

Larrimore began her stage career in 1910. In 1926 she created the role of Roxie Hart in the Broadway premiere of Chicago. She played Theodora Gloucester in the 1921 Broadway comedy Nice People. She also appeared in Let Us Be Gay and Brief Moment. She was part of the radio program Grand Central Station, in 1941.[4] Her other Broadway credits include Spring Song (1934), Shooting Star (1933), This Was a Man (1926), His Queen (1925), Parasites (1924), Nancy Ann (1924), Nobody's Business (1923), Scandal (1919), Sometime (1918), Double Exposure (1918), Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1917), Here Comes the Bride (1917), Moonlight Mary (1916), Some Baby! (1915), The Salamander (1914), The Switchboard (1913), and Where There's a Will (1910).[5]

She appeared in a string of silent films in the 1910s, i.e. The Devil's Darling (1915, Mutual), The Princess From The Poorhouse aka The Royal Pauper (1917, Edison) and Max Wants a Divorce (1917, Essanay) co-starring Max Linder. Most are now considered lost films.

Her sound films number just two. She disappeared from acting in 1939.

Filmography

References

  1. ^ a b Landman, Isaac; Cohen, Simon (1942). The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia ...: An Authoritative and Popular Presentation of Jews and Judaism Since the Earliest Times. Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, Incorporated. p. 536.
  2. ^ Great Stars of the American Stage by Daniel Blum c. 1952 Profile #82
  3. ^ Broadway Photographs, University of South Carolina Retrieved July 13, 2016
  4. ^ "Francine Larrimore papers, 1916-1965". rmoa.unm.edu.
  5. ^ "Francine Larrimore". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on April 28, 2020. Retrieved April 28, 2020.


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