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May Irwin (1862–1938)


Born in Whitby, Ontario, May Irwin started her performing career at a young age, when she began a singing act with her younger sister Flora in 1874. The act was popular, and Irwin began working as an actress when she was 21 years old. She found success and was appearing in a Broadway show called "The Widow Jones" when Thomas A. Edison saw her and ... See full bio »

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The Kiss The Widow Jones
1896
Mrs. Black Is Back Mrs. Black
1914

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 1914 Mrs. Black Is Back
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 1905 The Whole Dam Family and the Dam Dog (Short)
Mrs. Dam (uncredited)
 1896 The Kiss (Short)
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 1936 Fashions in Love (Documentary short)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Getting a Polish. Written by Booth Tarkington and Harry Leon Wilson Wallack's Theatre: 7 Nov 1910- 17 Dec 1910 (closing date unknown/48 performances). Cast: May Irwin (as "Mrs. Jim"), Frank Bixby, J.T. Chaillee, Rosalind Coghlan, George Fawcett, Charles A. Gay, Florence Glenn, Mary V. Hall, John Junior, Edward Leibert, John ... See more »

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Cancer

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