Adrienne Morrison

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Adrienne Morrison
Morrison-Theatre-FC-June-1912.jpg
Morrison on the cover of Theatre Magazine (June 1912)
Born
Mabel Adrienne Morrison

(1883-03-01)March 1, 1883
New York, U.S.
DiedNovember 20, 1940(1940-11-20) (aged 57)
New York, U.S.
Spouse(s)
  • Richard Bennett
    (m. 1903; div. 1925)
  • Eric Pinker
    (m. 1927; her death 1940)
ChildrenConstance Bennett
Barbara Bennett
Joan Bennett
Parent(s)Lewis Morrison
Rose Wood
RelativesMorton Downey Jr. (grandson)

Mabel Adrienne Morrison (March 1, 1883 – November 20, 1940) was an American stage actress of the early 20th century. She married actor Richard Bennett, with whom she had three daughters who later would become actresses.

Biography[edit]

Adrienne Morrison was a daughter of actress Rose Wood and actor Lewis Morrison.[1][2] In 1905, she appeared as Nat-u-ritch, an Aboriginal American woman, in the play The Squaw Man with William Faversham.

Morrison and actor Richard Bennett married on November 9, 1903, but she retained her maiden name. Their daughters, Barbara Bennett, Constance Bennett, and Joan Bennett, would all become film actresses. Of the three, Joan would become the best known in acting, although both she and Constance would see wide success. Barbara never achieved the success of her sisters in acting, but married Morton Downey, and the couple had five children, with their first born being Morton Downey Jr..

In April 1925, she and Richard Bennett divorced. Two years later, in 1927, she married Eric Pinker. That marriage produced no children, but lasted until her death in New York City of a heart attack in 1940.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kay Francis
  2. ^ portrait of Rose Wood..Retrieved August 21, 2018

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