Lawrence Marston

Lawrence Marston was an American actor, playwright, producer, stage director and film director. Marston was from Chicago. After working as an actor, producer and director for the stage, he became a film director with the Biograph Studios. His first wife was actress Lillian Lewis, born in Midway, Kentucky in 1852; died in Farmington, Minnesota on August 11, 1899. Her first appearance on the stage was in 1882, when she played Marianne in The Two Orphans at the Fifth Avenue Theater, New York. After three years of success in various companies, she organized a company of her own and entered upon a successful career as a star at the People's Theater. New York, in the autumn of 1885. She chose the part of Cora in Article 47 for her introduction to the public on that occasion, and was well received. In addition she played the principal woman in Camille, The Lady of Lyons, An Unequal Match, The New Magdalen, Frou-Frou and Adrienne Lecouvreur. In 1888 she married Marston, who had been for some time her leading man. Marston continued to act the principal men of her plays, managed her business, and adapted and wrote plays for her.


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