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 Helen French

Helen French

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 12 Mar 1917 (aged 54)
California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Masonic (Section M), L-286
Memorial ID 11490 · View Source
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Character Actress. She was a stage and silent film actress. Emma Helen Lowe married actor Charles French in 1883. Her marker states “Helen Krauss French," as Charles French's biological surname was “Krauss" and his stage name "French". Since her husband traveled from city to city in the 1890s performing in various plays, it can be assumed she traveled with him and had roles in these plays. It is reasoned that since she was a character actor, her name may not have been in the credits; hence, no play or movie titles have been archived for her credit. Reporting her death, “Motion Picture News, “Variety” and “The Moving Picture” carried the sad news of March 12, 1917 stating that hundreds of actors, directors, and other studio employees attended her funeral. One of the articles stated that she died from burns received two months earlier while baking her husband's birthday cake; her apron caught fire. The couple had no children.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 8 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11490
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helen French (13 Feb 1863–12 Mar 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11490, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .