Actors, directors, designers, press agents, critics, theatre managers and owners all played a role in creating the vibrant theatre scene in Seattle from the city's beginnings through 1920.  

People by Occupation

Last Namesort descending First Name Professional Occupation
Adams Maude Actress
Allen Viola Actress
Anderson Gilbert M. Actor, Writer, Producer, Director
Arbuckle Roscoe Actor, Comedian, Director, Screenwriter
Bandmann Daniel Actor
Bara Theda Actress
Barker Reginald Actor, Director, Producer, Writer
Barrymore Ethel Actress
Barrymore John Actor
Barrymore Lionel Actor, Writer, Composer
Bates Blanche Actress
Bernhardt Sarah Actress
Blythe Betty Actress
Bosworth Hobart Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Boyd Nellie Troupe Manager
Bradley Alma Actress
Broadhurst George Howells Playwright, Producer
Bushman Francis X. Actor
Cain Brown Agnes Vaudeville Actress
Chaney Lon Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Chaplin Charlie Actor, Comedian, Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Chapman Edythe Actress
Chase Raymond Actor
Clark Marguerite Actress
Collier William Actor
Considine John Theatre Manager and Owner
Coote Bert Actor
Cort John Theatre Manager and Owner
Costello Maurice Actor, Director
Cruze James Actor, Director
Drew Sidney Actor
Dunlap Adeline Actress, Poet, Playwright
Elliston Grace Actress
Fairbanks Douglas Actor
Farnum Dustin Actor
Figman Max Actor, Writer
Fiske Minnie Maddern Actress, Director
Flint Douglas A. Actor
Frohman Daniel Producer
Frye George Theatre Manager and Owner, Pioneer, Real Estate Developer
Gaylor Bobby Vaudeville Actor
George Grace Actress
Girard Harry Vaudeville Actor, Composer
Gottschalk Ferdinand Actor, Playwright
Greet Ben Actor, Director
Hartman Ferris Actor, Producer, Director
Heath Thomas Vaudeville Actor
Held Anna Actor, Singer
Henshaw John Actor
James Louis Actor
Janauschek Fanny Actor
Kelly Robert Actor
Langdon Harry Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter
Laurel Stan Actor, Screenwriter, Director
Lloyd Alice Vaudeville Actress
Marlowe Julia Actress
Marshall A. Neilan Director, Producer, Actor
Mathis June Actress, Screenwriter
McHenry Nellie Actress
McIntyre James Vaudeville Actor
Meighan Thomas Actor
Miller Sven Theatre Manager and Owner
Minter Mary Miles Actress
Mix Tom Actor
Moran Neil Actor
Murphy Stanley Actor
Naynon Rosa Actress
Nazimova Alla Actress, Screenwriter, Producer
Neill James Actor
Niblo Fred Director, Actor
Ober George Actor
Pantages Alexander Theatre Manager and Owner
Pollard Snub Actor
Reid Wallace Actor, Director
Ring Julie
Roberts Theodore Actor
Royle Selena Actress
Russell Annie Actress
Rutter Louise Actress
Seabrooke Thomas Q. Actor
Shipman Nell Actor, Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Writer, Animal Trainer
Smith James Theatre Manager and Owner
Stewart Anita Actor, Producer, Director, Pianist, Writer, Vaudeville Singer
Stills Milton Actor, Professor
Sweet Blanche Actor
Talmadge Norma Actor, Producer
Taylor William Desmond Director, Actor
Taylor Laurette Actress
Tennant Dorothy Actress
Thompson Lydia
Trimble George S. Actor
Tyrell Alice Vaudeville Dancer
Walker Walter Actor
Walsh Blanche Actress
Walthall Henry B. Actor
Warde Frederick
Wheat Laurence Actor
Woodthorpe Georgia
Young Clara Kimball Actor, Producer