Julia Marlowe | 1866–1950
Originally named Sarah Frances Frost, Julia Marlowe was born in England but came to the United States as a child. Marlowe grew up in Cincinnati and often got work as an extra in plays with major visiting stars such as Edwin Booth. At twelve, she won a part in a touring children’s version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore.
Marlowe studied Shakespeare closely as a young woman, forming her own ideas about how the lines should be read. After several successful years as an actress, she found her greatest fame in acting with E.H. Sothern, whom she later married.