Grayce Hampton

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Grayce Hampton
Grayce Hampton.jpg
Born28 March 1876
Devon, United Kingdom
Died20 December 1963 (aged 87)
Other namesGrace Hampton
OccupationActress
Years active1916–1953 (film)
Spouse(s)Charles Dodsworth

Grayce Hampton (March 28, 1876 – December 20, 1963) was a British film and stage actress. Her name was often seen as Grace Hampton.[1]

Hampton studied at a convent in Brussels, and a teacher there introduced her to Augustus Harris, who arranged for her to perform in one of his productions. After that, she acted in other Harris productions at the Drury Lane Theater in London.[2]

Hampton emigrated to the United States with Henry Irving's production of Robespierre.[2] She found work on Broadway and then in Hollywood as a film actress in generally character roles such as the 1932 comedy The Unexpected Father.[3]

Broadway plays in which Hampton appeared included Suspect (1940), Point Valaine (1935), Her Majesty the Widow (1934), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1926), Easy Virtue (1925), Antony and Cleopatra (1924), Pelleas and Melisande (1923), Romeo and Juliet (1923), Malvaloca (1922), and Fall and Rise of Susan Lenox (1920).[4]

Hampton performed in vaudeville with Otis Skinner.[2]

Hampton was married to English comedian Charles Dodsworth.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Scott (19 August 2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. McFarland. p. 313. ISBN 978-1-4766-2599-7. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "About Grace Hampton". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. April 10, 1927. p. 66. Retrieved October 25, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Stumpf, Charles (2010). ZaSu Pitts: The Life and Career. McFarland. p. 136.
  4. ^ "Grace Hampton". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on October 25, 2020. Retrieved October 25, 2020.

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