Grace Elliston

1887 - 12/14/1950

Grace Elliston was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1887. As a young woman, she moved to New York City, where she became a chorus girl for Frank Daniels' Opera Company. She became a popular stage actor and took on several leading roles, including that of Bonita Canby in "Arizona" and worked alongside notables such as Henry Miller, Ethel Barrymore, and William Farnum. By 1920, she had given up her stage work to take charge of the Studio Club, an organization for girls studying the arts in New York City. She died on December 14, 1950.

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Female
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Notable Roles: 
Bonita Canby in "Arizona"
Sources: 
The Seattle Daily Times 1 April 1902, p. 16; The Seattle Daily Times 23 April 1920, p. 22; Special to THE NEW,YORK TIMES. (1950, Dec 15). GRACE ELLISTON, STAGE STAR, DIES. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/111730005?accountid=14784