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 Elsie Leslie

Elsie Leslie

Birth
Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 15 Oct 1966 (aged 87)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 67518512 · View Source
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An American stage actress, she was the first child star and the highest paid of her era. Leslie started acting in 1887. She retired in 1899 and married, later divorcing and returning to the stage in 1912.

Additional info courtesy of Sheila Quesenberry Michael :

Elsie Leslie (1879-1966) - Stage Actress was born Elsie Leslie Lyde on 14 August 1879 in Orange, Essex, New Jersey to parents Benjamin Tanner Lyde (1846-1911) and Evelyn Burdick (1848-1905). She made appearances on the stage for a period of 27 years from 1884, aged 5 until 1911.

Elsie Leslie married actor writer William Jefferson Winter (1878-1929) in 1901 and divorced in 1918, when she married banker Edwin James Milliken (1877-1972). After leaving the theatre she travelled around the world, eventually settled in New York City and died there on 15 October 1966 aged 87.

Among the canon of "Child Stars" Elsie Leslie was one of the earliest, was one of the most popular and highest paid of her era. Her most famous roles were in "Little Lord Fauntleroy" and "The Prince and The Pauper". She corresponded with many friends throughout her life and career, including Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) and Helen Keller (1880-1968).


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  • Created by: TLS
  • Added: 27 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67518512
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elsie Leslie (14 Aug 1879–15 Oct 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67518512, ; Maintained by TLS (contributor 372) Unknown.