Louise Closser Hale

Louise Closser Hale

Louise Closser Hale (13 de octubre de 1872 — 26 de julio de 1933) fue una actriz teatral y cinematográfica, novelista y dramaturga de nacionalidad estadounidense.

  • Fecha de nacimiento: 1872-10-13
  • Falleció: 1933-07-26


From WikipediaLouise Closser Hale (October 13, 1872 — July 26, 1933) wasan American actress, playwright and novelist.Louise Closser was born either in Springfield, Massachusettsor Chicago, Illinois (varying sources). Her father was Joseph A. Closser(1844-1887), a wealthy grain dealer and her mother was Louise M. Closser(1847-1932). She studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New YorkCity, and at Emerson College of Oratory in Boston.She made her theatrical debut in Detroit in an 1884production of In Old Kentucky. Her first theatrical success came in 1903, whenshe appeared in a Broadway production of George Bernard Shaw's Candida. In1907, she made her London debut in Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch. She wasequally famous on New York and London stages, she was known to the world ofliterature for such novels as Home Talent and An American's London, as well asto the theatre for a play called Mother's Millions, which she co-authored.In 1899, Closser married artist and actor Walter Hale, whosename she used for her stage career, and who illustrated a number of her travelbooks. She collaborated with him in the preparation of many travel works. They travelledall over the world. She was a correspondent for Harper's during World War I.Aged 57, following her husband's death from cancer in 1917,she left the stage for Hollywood. She had a parallel career as an author andplaywright, starting in the first decade of the 20th century.She experienced an apoplectic stroke while shopping inHollywood in 1933. She was rushed to Monte Sano Hospital. She suffered anotherstroke the next day and died, aged 60. She had just recently finished filming Dinnerat Eight.In her will Mrs Hale requested an Episcopalian funeralservice as simple and as inexpensive as possible. She directed that at theclose of the service her body be cremated and that "no friend or kinaccompany the body further than the church door". In her will Mrs Halesaid "If I live in the memory of my friends,I shall have lived longenough".