Ada Ward

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Ada Ward

Ada Ward was an English actress and singer who became a star in Australia in the 1870s,[1] and later worked in the United States.[2] She caused a sensation in 1897 by leaving the stage and joining the Salvation Army as a preacher[3] and going on to work in the slums of London.[4]


  1. ^ "New York". Chicago Daily Tribune. 5 May 1878. 
  2. ^ Mahlstick (1883). Bohemia. Metropolitan Printing Co. 
  3. ^ "Miss Ada Ward: An Actress at the Penitent fdorm". The Brisbane Courier. 13 April 1897. Retrieved 23 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "A Pretty Actress Renounces the Stage Forever". Los Angeles Times. 3 March 1897. Retrieved 23 May 2009.