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Davis, Jessie Bartlett locked

  • Gerald Bordman

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(b Morris, IL, Aug 1860; d Chicago, IL, May 14, 1905). American actress and singer. She studied in Chicago with Frederick W(oodman) Root and Sara Robinson Duff, and at the age of 15 became a member of Caroline Richings’s Old Folks Opera Company. She also joined the choir of the Church of the Messiah in Chicago and in ...

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