|Born||August 6, 1881|
Noblesville, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||August 24, 1962 (aged 81)|
|Occupation||Actress, theatre producer|
|Spouse(s)||Abraham Levy (1908 - ?)|
(m. 1922; div. 1933)
Albertson's acting debut came in 1902 at the Grand Opera House in San Francisco, performing in productions of that theater's stock company. She went from there to the eastern United States to act with a stock company headed by Ralph Stuart.
Albertson's Broadway credits include Malvaloca (1922), The Six-Fifty (1921), The Devil's Garden (1915), Moloch (1915), The Talker (1912), Paid in Full (1908), and The Silver Girl (1907).
After Albertson had acted for two decades, she left New York to go back to California with plans to be a producer. She bought rights to plays that were then popular in the eastern United States and produced them in the West. Her successes included Hit the Deck; Lady Be Good; No, No, Nanette; and The Desert Song. Economic effects of the Great Depression ended the string of successful productions.
In the 1940s, Albertson worked for both Paramount and RKO Pictures as a drama coach, and she wrote a book, Motion Picture Acting. She also evaluated prospective actors to determine which ones deserved to have screen tests.
On August 22, 1908, Albertson married Abraham Levy, with whom she had a son. Albertson married theatrical producer Louis Macloon in 1922; the couple had no children and divorced eleven years later in 1933.
|1951||Storm Warning||Mrs. Rainey||Uncredited|
|1951||The Blue Veil||Mrs. Lipscott||Uncredited|
|1952||The Greatest Show on Earth||Buttons' Mother|
|1956||The Ten Commandments||Slave||Uncredited, (final film role)|
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- Ragan, David (November 28, 1948). "Hollywood's 'Miss A.'". The Indianapolis Star. Indiana, Indianapolis. p. 118. Retrieved July 31, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Famed Stage Figure Lillian Albertson Dies". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. August 26, 1962. p. 27. Retrieved July 31, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "A Western Beauty Who Has Scored in the Metropolis". Broadway Weekly. II (LII): 15. February 11, 1904. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
- "Lillian Albertson". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on July 31, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
- "The Great Lover Clark Gable", by Jim Tully, The Family Circle, July 4, 1941
- "California Actress Weds". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. August 23, 1908. p. 8. Retrieved July 31, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Stage Love too Frank -- Cut out Hugs and Kisses Advises Lillian Albertson". The Miami News. Florida, Miami. February 15, 1912. p. 3. Retrieved July 31, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- Works by or about Lillian Albertson at Internet Archive
- Lillian Albertson on IMDb
- Lillian Albertson at the Internet Broadway Database
- Lillian Albertson at AllMovie
- Lillian Albertson at the New York Public Library
- 1903 portrait(University of Washington, Sayre)
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