Florence Shirley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Florence Shirley (June 5, 1892 in New York City, New York – May 12, 1967 in Hollywood, California) was an American stage and film actress.

Shirley began her stage career in Boston and enjoyed moderate success on Broadway.[1] After the sinking of Titanic in April 1912, she participated in a benefit concert for survivors held at the George M. Cohan Theatre.[2] Her last Broadway appearance was in Alice in Arms (originally called Star in the Window[3]) alongside Kirk Douglas.[4]

She appeared in more than 50 films throughout her film career.[1]


Selected filmography[edit]

Shirley's film credits include the following:[5]


Shirley's Broadway credits include the following productions:[6]

  • Alice in Arms (Daisy), 1945
  • Take My Tip (Mrs. Dolly Browning), 1932
  • Fast Service (Doris Borden), 1931
  • Doctor X (Eleanor Stevens), 1931
  • Embers (Germaine Bie), 1926
  • The Poor Nut (Julia Winters), 1925
  • The Locked Door (Muriel Walling), 1924
  • My Aunt From Ypsilanti (Peggy), 1923
  • Why Men Leave Home (Fifi), 1923
  • Apple Blossoms (Mrs. Anna Merton), 1920
  • Oh, Lady! Lady!! (Fanny Welch), 1918
  • Anthony in Wonderland, 1917
  • His Majesty Bunker Bean, 1916
  • The Wall Street Girl (Pearl Williams), 1912


  1. ^ a b "Rites today for Florence Shirley". Los Angeles Times. 1967-05-15. p. 26. 
  2. ^ "More benefits planned; many stage stars volunteer for Cohan Theatre concert to-night" (pdf). The New York Times. 1912-04-21. p. 8. Retrieved 2008-06-09. 
  3. ^ "Premiere tonight of 'Alice in Arms'". The New York Times. 1945-01-31. p. 26. 
  4. ^ "Thin Man Proves Himself". The Wall Street Journal. 1945-01-29. p. 4. 
  5. ^ Florence Shirley at the Internet Movie Database
  6. ^ Florence Shirley at the Internet Broadway Database

External links[edit]