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Ella Wesner
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Birth: May 29, 1841
Death: Nov. 10, 1917

Ella Wesner was the foremost male impersonator of the vaudeville era. Ella Wesner started in showbiz as a ballet girl. She was Annie Hindle's dresser for a while which enabled her to learn the tricks of male impersonation.

She was very popular in the 1880s. Like Hindle she recycled British Music Hall material for American audiences. Her best remembered act was as a tipsy dude getting a shave.

Name Ella Dorsner
Event Type Death
Event Date 10 Nov 1917
Event Place Bronx, New York, New York, United States
Address 431 Claremont Ave.
Gender Female
Age 76
Marital Status Single
Race White
Occupation actress
Birth Date 29 May 1841
Birthplace Pennsylvania
Burial Date 14 Nov 1917
Cemetery Evergreen Cemetery
Father's Name Charles H. Dorsner
Father's Birthplace New Jersey
Mother's Name Evalina Rockafellow
Mother's Birthplace New Jersey 
 
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 Spouse:
  Helen Josephine Mansfield Reade (1847 - 1931)
 
Burial:
The Evergreens Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Actors' Fund Plot, Prospect Hill.
 
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Record added: Jun 30, 2009
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