Jean Adair

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Jean Adair
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Jean Adair
Born Violet McNaughton
June 13, 1873
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Died May 11, 1953 (aged 79)
New York, New York, USA

Jean Adair (June 13, 1873 - May 11, 1953) was a Canadian actress.

Born as Violet McNaughton, she worked primarily on stage but also made several film appearances late in her career, most notably as one of Cary Grant's dotty old aunts in Arsenic and Old Lace, a role she originated on Broadway. Like many stage actresses of her era, she also appeared in vaudeville.[1]

She was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and died in New York City, New York, at age 79.

Filmography[edit]

Broadway productions[edit]

  • It's a Boy! (1922-?)
  • The Jay Walker (1926)
  • Devils (1926)
  • The Good Fellow (1926)
  • Machinal (1928) (*with a young unknown Clark Gable)
  • That Ferguson Family (1928-9)
  • Scarlet Pages (1929)
  • Everything's Jake (1930)
  • Rock Me, Julie (1931)
  • Blessed Event (1932)
  • Best Years (1932)
  • Black Sheep (1932)
  • The Show Off (1932-3)
  • For Services Rendered (1933)
  • Murder at the Vanities (1933-4)
  • Broomsticks, Amen! (1934)
  • Picnic (1934-?)
  • Mid-West (1936-?)
  • Sun Kissed (1937-?)
  • On Borrowed Time (1938)
  • Morning's at Seven (1939-40)
  • Goodbye in the Night (1940)
  • Arsenic and Old Lace (1941-4)
  • Star-Spangled Family (1945)
  • The Next Half Hour (1945)
  • Detective Story (1949-50)
  • Bell, Book and Candle (1950-1)
  • The Crucible (1953)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Laurie, Joe, Jr. Vaudeville: From the Honky-tonks to the Palace New York: Henry Holt, 1953; page 50

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