Grace Henderson

Grace Henderson (1860, Ann Arbor, Michigan – October 30, 1944, Bronx, New York) was a stage actress and prolific performer in silent motion pictures. She made her professional debut at McKiver's Theatre in Chicago in 1877. A decade later she began a successful run at the Lyceum Theatre in New York City. She originated the role of "Lucille Ferrand" in The Wife. In 1896 she starred in Under the Polar Star and elaborate play complete with a facsimilie of a large sailing ship and real on stage sled dogs. Under Southern Skies followed in 1901. She played in The Marquis, and received acclaim for her performance as "Phyliss Lee" in The Charity Ball. Later Grace Henderson supported Nance O'Neill in Peter Pan, with Maude Adams' company. This production was staged at the Empire Theatre. She toured in Lightnin. The actress' final stage appearance came in the Theatre Guild production of Green Grow the Lilacs. Henderson participated in more than 120 silent films, starting in 1909 with Lucky Jim. She was in His Trust (1911), which was directed by D. W. Griffith, and Trying To Fool Uncle (1912), a production of Mack Sennett. Her last film was Day Dreams, directed by Clarence C.


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