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 Mary <I>Hauck</I> Elitch-Long

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Mary Hauck Elitch-Long

  • Birth 1856 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 16 Jul 1936 Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
  • Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
  • Memorial ID 11126901

Theatrical producer. In 1897, she founded Elitch Gardens Theater, the first and longest running summer stock theater company in the country. Construction was modeled after Shakespeare's Globe theater. Upon opening, she hired a 14-year-old Douglas Fairbanks as a stage hand, who later was a leading man in this theater and onscreen. In 1905, leading man Cecil B. DeMille stated it was "the cradle of American theater." Currently the theater is being renovated with the backing of alumnae, Debbie Reynolds, Cloris Leachman and Patty Duke. Other well known alumnae include Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Vincent Price, Gloria Swanson, Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Sarah Bernhardt, Grace Kelly, Hume Cronyn, and Jessica Tandy.

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  • Added: 8 Jun 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11126901
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Hauck Elitch-Long (1856–16 Jul 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11126901, citing Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Eric Crow (contributor 46623671) .