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 Marion Agnes Land <I>Rookes</I> Booth

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Marion Agnes Land Rookes Booth

  • Birth 4 Oct 1843 Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Death 2 Jan 1910 Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Manchester-by-the-Sea, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 11574594

Actress. Performing as Agnes Booth through most of her career during the late 19th century, she was one of the most renowned stage actresses of her time. She emigrated to the United States in 1858 and first performed in San Francisco at age 12 as a child dancer. At age 16, she married Harry Perry in 1861 in San Francisco but was widowed in 1863. She first won acclaim as Hermione in "Winter's Tale" in 1860, at Maguire's Opera House in San Francisco. In 1867 she married actor Junius Brutus Booth Jr. in New York. In the 1870s, she won wide acclaim touring as a star of "Antony and Cleopatra" and in the late 1870s she was the leading lady at the Park Theatre and in the 1880s at the Madison Square Theatre. She was known for conveying emotions just through facial expressions. She continued to perform as Agnes Booth after her husband's death in 1883, and up until she retired from the stage in 1897, at age 53. She married her third husband, John B. Schoeffel in 1885. She is buried beside her second husband in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.

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  • Originally Created by: Bob on Gallows Hill
  • Added: 20 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11574594
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marion Agnes Land Rookes Booth (4 Oct 1843–2 Jan 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11574594, citing Rosedale Cemetery, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .