Florence Eldridge in 1922
September 5, 1901
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||August 1, 1988
Long Beach, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Fredric March (m. 1927–75) (his death) 2 children|
Florence Eldridge (born Florence McKechnie, September 5, 1901, Brooklyn, New York – August 1, 1988, Long Beach, California) was an American actress. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in Play in 1957 for her performance in Long Day's Journey into Night.
Born Florence McKechnie in Brooklyn, Eldridge attended public schools there.
In 1965, she and husband Fredric March did a world tour under the auspices of the U.S. State Department. Eldridge wrote that they were "experimenting to see if an acting couple doing excerpts from plays on a bare stage could reach and appeal to a worldwide audience."
Eldridge was married to March from 1927 until his death in 1975, and often appeared alongside him on stage and in films.
- The Cat and the Canary
- Six Characters in Search of an Author
- An Enemy of the People
- Long Day's Journey Into Night
- The Skin of Our Teeth
- Six Cylinder Love (1923) - Marilyn Sterling
- The Studio Murder Mystery (1929) - Blanche Hardell
- The Greene Murder Case (1929) - Sibella Greene
- Charming Sinners (1929) - Helen Carr
- The Divorcee (1930) - Helen
- The Matrimonial Bed (1930) - Juliet Corton
- Thirteen Women (1932) - Grace Coombs
- The Great Jasper (1933) - Jenny Horn
- Dangerously Yours (1933) - Jo Horton
- The Story of Temple Drake (1933) - Ruby Lemarr
- A Modern Hero (1934) - Leah Ernst
- Les Misérables (1935) - Fantine
- Mary of Scotland (1936) - Elizabeth Tudor
- Another Part of the Forest (1948) - Lavinia Hubbard
- An Act of Murder (1948) - Catherine Cooke
- Christopher Columbus (1949) - Queen Isabella
- Inherit the Wind (1960) - Sarah Brady
|1953||Star Playhouse||There Shall Be No Night|
- "Fredric March and Florence Eldridge Play Real Parents". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. December 1, 1946. p. 33. Retrieved July 14, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- Eldridge, Florence (June 27, 1965). "March, Eldridge Conduct Great Cultural Experiment". Monroe Morning World. p. 19. Retrieved July 14, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- Kirby, Walter (November 29, 1953). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 50. Retrieved July 14, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
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