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Madge Crichton

(1879-1951), Actress

Sitter in 5 portraits

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Madge Crichton, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x127906

Madge Crichton

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, early 1900s
NPG x127906

Madge Crichton, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax45896

Madge Crichton

by Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, early 1900s
NPG Ax45896

Agnes Watson; Madge Crichton; Dido Drake, by and after Alexander Bassano - NPG Ax136823

Agnes Watson; Madge Crichton; Dido Drake

by and after Alexander Bassano
bromide print, circa 1902
NPG Ax136823

Madge Crichton, by Unknown photographer - NPG x7026

Madge Crichton

by Unknown photographer
postcard print
NPG x7026

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Madge Crichton

by Unknown photographer
postcard print
NPG x7025

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Paul Wells

01 September 2018, 20:36

Madge Crichton was born Margaret Crichton Wakeford on 31 October 1879 at 4 Aberdeen Place, Scarborough on 31 October 1879, the eldest child of Haldane (Crichton Wakeford) and Helen Crichton.
The first acting record found is from the Walsall Advertiser on Saturday 7 April 1894 when she was 15. It related to a Hardie and Von Leer production of ‘On the Frontier’ that her father, Haldane Crichton, was staging at his theatre; the St George’s Theatre, Walsall.
On 28th October 1916 Madge Crichton left the UK for New York, taking with her half a dozen new comedies by popular authors together with several sketches.
The 1940 US census records her as Madge Wakeford, lodging at 611 Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, Illinois and working as a proof reader for a magazine. According to the census return she has been living at the same address since 1935.
On 17 March 1951 at 8.30am she died at the age of 71 of pernicious anaemia at the Cook County Hospital, having been admitted on 13 March 1951. She was living at 611 Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, Illinois and is recorded on her death certificate as being employed as a clerk in the role of a missionary. She was buried at St Joseph Catholic cemetery, River Grove, Illinois on 20 March 1951.

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