Clare Eames

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Clare Eames
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Clare Eames as Mary Stuart
The Drama Magazine, May, 1921
Born (1894-08-05)August 5, 1894
Hartford, Connecticut
Died November 8, 1930(1930-11-08) (aged 36)
London, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1918-1930
Spouse(s) Sidney Howard
Children Clare Howard (1925-1993)

Clare Eames (August 5, 1894 – November 8, 1930) was an influential Broadway actress, stage director and the wife of playwright Sidney Howard. Eames after World War I was, along with Jeanne Eagels, considered one of the leading new female lights of the Broadway stage performing in many classic roles including Shakespeare, Henrik Ibsen and George Bernard Shaw. She made a handful of silent pictures, but died before given the opportunity to appear in the new media of sound films. She was only 36, and left behind her husband, Sidney Howard, and small daughter Clare, later known as Jennifer Howard.[1][2][3]

Eames was born in Hartord, Connecticut, the daughter of Clare (Hamilton) and Hayden Eames.[4] Her maternal grandfather was Maryland Governor and Senator William Thomas Hamilton.[5] Her aunt was American soprano Emma Eames. She died in London, England.



  1. ^ Who Was Who in the Theatre: 1912-1976 a compilation of editions published annually by John Parker; 1976 version publish by Gale Research Company
  2. ^ Who Was Who on Screen 3rd Edit. by Evelyn Mack Truitt, p.212; c.1983
  3. ^ Silent Film Necrology 2nd Edit. by Eugene Michael Vazzana, p. 150; c.2001
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