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SOME1 INTERESTING InEWS OF never played anything but leading
Beauty, grace, feminine charm-j-
these are but the foundations upon
which Miriam Nesbitt has built her
successful career. Serious purpose,
unflagging energy and careful study
have made her one of the foremost
dramatic actresses appearing in
She was particularly fortunate in
her preporation for a theatrical ca
reer, having attended school in Chi
cagofi where she was born, and in
St Louis. She then went to Mary
Sharpe College, Winston, Tennessee,
thence to the Wheatcroft Dramatic
School. It was during a performance
of the students of this school that
Miss Nesbitt came under the eye of
the Prohmans. Their estimation of
her unusual ability is apparent from
the fact that seh was immediately
engaged as James K. Hackett's lead
ing woman. That the confidence
which these experienced managers
placed in her was" justified is provei.
I parts since.
I Among those with whom she has
appeared are Henry E. Dixey, Chaun
cey Olcott and William H. Crane. She
has played in such notable produc
tions as "The County Chairman,"
"The Embassy Ball," "The Road to
Yesterday," "The Traveling Sales
man" and in the original London pro
duction of "Peter Pan."
It was in 1910 that Miss Nesbitt
swore allegiance to the photoplay,
joining the Edison Company. Two
Summers as the 'star of the Edison
English players gave Miss Nesbitt an
excellent opportunity to display her
genius in a wide variety of roles,
ranging from Welsh peasant girls to
princesses. There were many ex
ceptional films made during these
two trips abroad, in all of which Miss
Nesbitt assumed the leading role.
They include "The Necklace of Ra
meses," "Stanton's Last Fling," "A
Daughter of Romany," "The Antique
LBrooch," "The Foreman's Treach
ery" and tne Coast Guard s Bister."
Miss Nesbitt rises to the veriest
heights of dramatic expression in her
wonderful characterization of Mrs.
Lyons in "The Price of the Necklace"
and Mary Wales in "The Man Who
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