David Belasco, Ethel Barrymore, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ina Claire, Jeanne Eagels, Jeanne Eagels: A Life Revealed, John Gilbert, Jumping Jupiter, The National Red Cross Pageant, W. Somerset Maugham
Of Irish descent, Ina Fagan was born in Washington on October 15, 1893. She never knew her father, who had died in a car accident four months previously. With no family breadwinner, Ina and her mother went to live in a boarding-house. From an early age, Ina had a talent for impersonations, and made her vaudeville debut in 1909 as ‘the dainty mimic’, under her mother’s maiden name of Ina Claire. Continue reading
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