Ellsler, Effie


Ellsler, Effie
(1855?-1942)
   She was the daughter of John A. Ellsler, a well-known actor-manager who built the Euclid Avenue Opera House in Cleveland, where she was born. She acted in stock as a child and grew up to perform opposite Edwin Booth, John McCullough, and other touring stars during their Cleveland engagements. She went to New York in 1880 and immediately achieved stardom when she created the title role in Hazel Kirke at Madison Square Theatre. Under Daniel Frohman's management, she toured extensively until settling in Hollywood in the 1930s to play character roles in motion pictures.

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