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Florence Gerald

(1858-1942), Actress

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Florence Gerald as Ophelia in 'Hamlet', by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax7634

Florence Gerald as Ophelia in 'Hamlet'

by Unknown photographer
carbon print, circa 1880
NPG Ax7634

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Gerald Richardson

28 January 2020, 01:44

Florence Gerald was my great aunt. Her younger sister, Maud Gerald Richardson, was my grandmother. She is buried in Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, NY, in the Actor’s Fund section.

Lisa Weaver Hartfiel

28 January 2019, 22:54

Florence M Gerald born in Sept. 23, 1858 attended Baylor University and left home to seek a career on Broadway. She is my great, great-aunt on my Father's side. Florence's sister Kate Gerald Weaver was my great-great- grandmother. Florence's father Judge George Bruce Gerald did not approve of her choice of career and she was banned from returning home for visits.

Florence appeared in many Broadway plays including Imodest Violet, The Girl from Maxim's Broadway Cast (1899), We are Seven, Valley Forge, and The Barker. There may be more.

She co-wrote a silent movie, titled "The Woman Pays" that was produced and distributed.

Florence published a book of poetry in 1880, Adenheim and Other Poems which was recently republished as a college textbook.

Florence is buried in New York cities actor cemetery and picture of headstone available online.

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