Mario Majeroni

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Mario Majeroni
George Walsh and Mario Majeroni in From Now On (1920)
Sardegna, Italy
DiedNovember 18, 1931
New York City, U.S.
Resting placeKensico Cemetery, Westchester County Valhalla, New York
RelativesGeorge (Giorgio) Majeroni (brother)
Adelaide Ristori (great-aunt)

Mario Majeroni (1870–1931) was an Italian-born American playwright and stage and film actor.


Majeroni came to the United States in 1906 and started acting on Broadway that year. Prior to coming to the United States he had lived and worked in Australia, where his parents[1] had a successful dramatic company[2] noted for one of the earliest stage adaptations of For the Term of His Natural Life.[3] In 1914 he started appearing in silent films after years of stage work. He never left the stage and alternated between Broadway and motion pictures. He appeared in films with many silent stars of the day and made his last film in 1927 appearing with Chester Conklin in Paramount's Rubber Heels. Majeroni never appeared in sound films and preferred Broadway plays to talkies. He was appearing in a play when he died in New York in November 1931. He is buried in an actor's plot at Kensico Cemetery.

Majeroni was related to Italian theatre royalty, his mother's aunt was the legendary 19th century Italian actress Adelaide Ristori.[4]

Majeroni married Nellie Harbin in Sydney on 20 September 1899; she died in Sydney Hospital on 20 September 1906; He was in New York, playing The Prince of India on Broadway.

Majeroni's brother George (Giorgio) Majeroni was also a stage and film actor.[citation needed] He was born in Australia, whereas Mario was born seven years earlier in Sardinia.[5]

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  1. ^ Signor Majeroni died 20 October 1891; Signora Majeroni, a niece of Adelaide Ristori, died 8 August 1903
  2. ^ Australian Plays for the Colonial Stage: 1834-1899, by Richard Fotheringham, Angela Turner University of Queensland Press ISBN o 7022 3487 7., ISBN o 7022 3487 5(paperback)
  3. ^ "Amusements". The Advertiser. Vol. XLVI, no. 14, 172. South Australia. 21 March 1904. p. 6. Retrieved 5 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ Theatre Magazine - Volume 6 - page 227 ; 1906
  5. ^ Papers Past: "The Majeroni Acting Company", June 3, 1903 Retrieved September 15, 2016

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