Chase circa 1905
|Born||Ellen Pauline Matthew Bliss
May 20, 1885
|Died||March 15, 1962
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Pauline Chase (May 20, 1885 – March 15, 1962) was an American actress who performed on the stage in both the United States and the United Kingdom. She is known for her extended run in the title role of British productions of Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up.
She began acting at the age of 15. She played one of the Lost Boys in the debut of Peter Pan in London in 1904. She was later selected by producer Charles Frohman and playwright J. M. Barrie for the title role, which she played from 1906–1913.
She came out of retirement in 1916 for her only screen appearance in The Real Thing at Last, a satirical film scripted by Barrie and shown at a benefit for the YMCA, attended by members of the British royal family.
- Collector's Post
- StageBeauty.net web site, Don Gillan
- A 1909 New York Times news article about Barrie's divorce refers to the couple adopting her though Barrie biographers make no note of this happening. StageBeauty.net refers to her as Barrie's god-daughter.
- "Pauline Chase, 76, Actress In Britain". New York Times. March 5, 1962. Retrieved 2010-04-17. "Pauline Chase, 76, American born actress who played the title role in ..."
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