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Grace George

Grace George
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Grace George in 1903 dressed for role in play "Pretty Polly"
Grace George

December 25, 1879
New York City, New York, United States
DiedMay 19, 1961 (aged 81)
New York City, New York, USA
Years active1894–1951[1]

Grace George (December 25, 1879 – May 19, 1961) was a prominent American stage actress, who had a long career on Broadway stage and also appeared in two films.[2]


She was born on December 25, 1879. She was married to producer William A. Brady and was stepmother to his daughter Alice Brady.[2]

George appeared in a silent film called Tainted Money in 1915. She starred as Esther in the hugely successful 1899 Broadway adaptation of Ben Hur from Lew Wallace's novel.[3] In 1935, she gave an acclaimed performance as Mary Herries in Edward Chodorov's mystery drama, Kind Lady at the Booth Theatre.[4]

She appeared in the film, Johnny Come Lately in 1943 with James Cagney. In 1950 she was awarded the Delia Austrian Medal.[5]

She died on May 19, 1961.[2][6]

Grace George in "Sauce for the Goose," 1911[7]

Personal life

Grace George married William A. Brady in 1899. A son William Brady Jr. (1900–1935) was born in 1900. Brady Jr. married the actress Katharine Alexander and had a daughter Barbara Brady who became an actress. Her niece, Maude George, was a silent film character actor who appeared in a number of Erich von Stroheim films.[8]


  1. ^ Who Was Who in the Theatre 1912–1976 (Gale Research Company) compiled from John Parker's original annual publications.
  2. ^ a b c "Grace George, 81, Starred On Stage. Widow of W. A. Brady Dies. Noted for Comedy Style". New York Times. May 20, 1961. Retrieved 2013-12-12.
  3. ^ Clapp, John Bouvé; Edgett, Edwin Francis (1902). "Ben Hur". Plays of the Present. NY: The Dunlap Society. pp. 38–39.
  4. ^ "Kind Lady - Grace George Scores as the Pathetic Victim of a Band of Crooks," New York Daily News, April 25, 1935
  5. ^ "Grace George Honored. Actress Wins the Delia Austrian Medal for Role This Year". New York Times. May 17, 1950. Retrieved 2013-12-12.
  6. ^ Famous Actors and Actresses On the American Stage vol 1, William C. Young, c. 1975.
  7. ^ "Daily Illini" (webpage). Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections. University of Illinois. Feb 25, 1911. p. 3. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  8. ^ Lowe, Denise - An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films, 1895-1930 - 2005, Pg. 232 accessed June 29, 2012

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