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Martha Mansfield
Birth: Jul. 14, 1900
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 30, 1923
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Actress. Born Martha Ehrlich, she took her professional name from her hometown of Mansfield, Ohio. In 1912 she moved with her mother to the Bronx and became a popular model for fashion photographer Alfred Cheney Johnson and illustrator Harrison Fisher. This led to mostly decorative roles in such Broadway shows as "The Century Girl" (1916), "On With the Dance" (1917), and concurrent appearances in Flo Ziegfeld's "Follies" and "Midnight Frolics" revues (1918 and 1919). She also began working in films, beginning in 1917 with three Max Linder comedy shorts, and in 1920 she settled in Hollywood. Her best known screen performance is as John Barrymore's fiancee in "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1920). Among her other movie credits are "Broadway Bill" (1918), "Women Men Love" (1920), "Gilded Lies" (1921), and "Queen of the Moulin Rouge" (1922). In 1923 Mansfield signed a contract with Fox and was given the female lead in "The Warrens of Virginia", a big-budget Civil War melodrama. It was her most important film to date and might have made her a star. Tragically, she would not live to complete it. She had just finished shooting a scene, dressed in full 1860s costume, when a crew member lit a cigarette and carelessly tossed the match in her direction. Mansfield's hoop skirt caught fire, and despite the frantic efforts of co-star Wilfred Lytell to extinguish the flames, the actress was horribly burned. She died the following day. Mansfield was 24. Few of her films survive today. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA
Plot: Myosotis Section 82
 
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Originally Created by: MC
Record added: May 13, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8749610
Martha Mansfield
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Martha Mansfield
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Martha Mansfield
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Rest in peace.
- Michael
 Added: Mar. 20, 2016

- chris graziano
 Added: Jan. 23, 2016
Your passing was so sad and so premature ...rest in peace beautiful lady xx
- sara Jayne
 Added: Jan. 22, 2016
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