Florence Eldridge

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Florence Eldridge
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Born Florence McKechnie
(1901-09-05)September 5, 1901
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died August 1, 1988(1988-08-01) (aged 86)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1923–78
Spouse(s) Fredric March (m. 1927–75) (his death) 2 children
Left to right: Fredric March with his wife Florence Eldridge, Helga Maria zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (born Schuylenburg) with husband Hubertus Prinz zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg at the Premiere of Anthony Adverse on 29. July 1936 in Los Angeles

Florence Eldridge (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.

Early years[edit]

Born Florence McKechnie in Brooklyn, Eldridge attended public schools there.[1]

Stage[edit]

Eldridge made her Broadway debut at age 17 as a chorus member of Rock-a-Bye Baby at the Astor Theatre.[1]

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."[2]

Personal life[edit]

Eldridge was married to fellow performer Fredric March from 1927 until his death in 1975, and often appeared alongside him on stage and in films.

Death[edit]

She died of a heart attack aged 86. She was buried alongside her husband at the March Estate in New Milford, Connecticut.

Partial credits[edit]

Stage[edit]

Screen[edit]

Radio appearances[edit]

Year Program Episode/source
1953 Star Playhouse There Shall Be No Night[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fredric March and Florence Eldridge Play Real Parents". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. December 1, 1946. p. 33. Retrieved July 14, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  2. ^ Eldridge, Florence (June 27, 1965). "March, Eldridge Conduct Great Cultural Experiment". Monroe Morning World. p. 19. Retrieved July 14, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  3. ^ Kirby, Walter (November 29, 1953). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 50. Retrieved July 14, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read

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