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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 05, 1912, Image 12',
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Ty Cobb combines' some of the
characteristics of all the stars.
He has dash galore, is as grace
ful as a gazelle.iias the speed of
Chase and the brain of Mathew
son, the dash of Wagner and the
grace of Lajoie.--o
SHE JUMPED FROM MOVING PICTURE SHOW TO STAR
PART IN NEW PLAY
Miss Ina Claire.
New York, Jan. 5. Miss Ina
Claire, plaring the title role in
"The Quaker Girl," jumped from
obscurity to fame in a single
She is only 18. For a number
of years she had been singing in
a moving picture house in Wash
ington, eight performances a day
for $20 a week.
Henry B. Harris found difficul
ty in getting someone to inter
pret the part of the demure little
Quakeress in his new play. He
tried out nearly a score of act
resses. A friend who had passed
through Washington and seen
and heard Miss Claire, suggest
ed she be given a trial.
"She hasn't any dramatic
training, but she'll make good,"
he told Harris.
And she has ''made good" so
well and captivated her audiences
by her winsomeness and dainti
ness that critics are calling her.
"a second Maude Adams."
Andy Mellon, Pittsburgh mil
lionaire, is fighting to have his
divorce suit against his Nora
heard in secret, alleging that pub
lic hearing would be prejudicial
to public morals. Anything that
would make Pittsburgh's morals
uneasy must be pretty tough.