Eugenie Blair

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Eugenie Blair
Born 1864
Columbia, South Carolina
Died May 13, 1922
Chicago, Illinois
Resting place
Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum[1]
Spouse(s) Robert L. Downing
Children Eleanor Montell
Parents Charles Blair
Ella Wren

Eugenie A. Blair (1864 – May 13, 1922) was an American stage actress best remembered for originating the role of Marthy Owen in the premiere 1921 Broadway presentation of Eugene O'Neill's play Anna Christie. Blair died after a Chicago performance in the play. She was survived by a daughter, the actress Eleanor Montell.[2] Blair had been married to Shakespearean actor Robert L. Downing, her second husband. Blair's Broadway appearances were sporadic until towards the end of her life. She toured extensively in her youth.

She collapsed and died after playing Marthy in Anna Christie in Chicago.[3]

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