Etta Hawkins

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Etta Hawkins

Henrietta Luna Hawkins (August 21, 1865 – July 13, 1945),[1] known as Etta Hawkins, was an American comedic stage actress during the early 1900s. She gained prestige with her work in the productions of Lord Chumley with E.H. Sothern: The Charity Ball and The Lost Paradise.

She was born in Aurora, Illinois, daughter of Anna Gutherz (a native of Switzerland) and William Delos Hawkins. In 1891, she married stage actor and producer William Morris.[2]

She was the mother of actors Chester, Adrian and Gordon Morris and also had a daughter, Mrs. H. O. Russell of New York. She died at her son Chester's Beverly Hills home in 1945, aged 79.[3]


  1. ^ California Death Index, 1940-1997
  2. ^ "William Morris, 75, Veteran Actor, Dies; Father of Chester of the Movies Well Known on Broadway Stage". The New York Times. January 12, 1936. Retrieved June 25, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Obituary: Etta Hawkins Morris". The New York Times. July 15, 1945. p. 15. Retrieved June 25, 2017. 

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