Maude Odell

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Maude Odell
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Maude Odell

(1870-11-10)November 10, 1870
DiedFebruary 27, 1937(1937-02-27) (aged 66)
Years active1898–1937

Maude Odell (also spelled Maude O'Dell and sometimes known as Tillie Doremus or Maude Odell Doremus) (November 10, 1870[1] – February 27, 1937) was an American actress. She was one of the United States' best-known stage actresses of the early 20th century.[2]

Odell's first major success was The Prisoner of Zenda, in which she appeared for 400 nights in New York. She later performed in The Student Prince, Show Boat, and Tobacco Road. Her career spanned almost 40 years.[3]

Odell was found dead of a heart attack in her dressing room just before a performance of Tobacco Road.[3] She was buried at the cemetery of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Beaufort, South Carolina.[3][1]


  1. ^ a b Maude Odell at Find a Grave
  2. ^ "The Beaufort Gazette" Archived 2011-05-18 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2013-10-19.
  3. ^ a b c Cordial, Grace (2011-03-26). "Tillie Maude O'Dell, Beaufort girl, Broadway actress". Beaufort District Collection Connections. Beaufort District Collection, Beaufort County Library. Retrieved 2013-10-19.

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