|Born||May 13, 1867|
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
|Died||July 24, 1954 (aged 87)|
Bay Shore, New York, United States
|Spouse(s)||Henry Guy Carleton m.1890-1893; divorced,|
|Partner(s)||Herbert Kelcey; not married, acting-partner|
Effie Shannon (May 13, 1867 – July 24, 1954) was an American stage and silent screen actress.
Shannon had a 60-year career as starring performer and later character actress. She began as a child actor appearing with John McCullough and later in 1886 with Robert B. Mantell. She was one of the founding members of the Twelfth Night Club for female actresses in 1891 (along with Alice Fisher, Lelena Fisher and Maida Craigen).
Her partner and/or husband was Herbert Kelcey who died in 1917. They appeared in numerous plays as a team predating by a generation the famous Lunt and Fontanne as a great Broadway romantic team. Effie's sister, Winona Shannon (1874-1950) was also an actress and regularly performed in the Herbert Kelcey and Effie Shannon Company. In 1914, Effie appeared in her first silent film along with Kelcey. They made one more film together in 1916 before his 1917 death. Shannon continued to appear in silent films and early sound films until 1932 while still appearing on Broadway. One of her later roles was in a revival of Arsenic and Old Lace.
|1914||After the Ball||Louise Tate|
|1916||The Sphinx||The Sphinx|
|1918||Her Boy||Helen Morrison|
|1918||Ashes of Love||Louise Mordyke|
|1919||The Common Cause||Belgium (prologue)|
|1921||Mama's Affair||Mrs. Orrin|
|1922||Sure Fire Flint||Mrs. De Lanni|
|1922||The Man Who Played God||Mildred Arden|
|1922||The Secrets of Paris||Madame Ferrand|
|1923||The Tie That Binds||Mrs. Mills|
|1923||Jacqueline, or Blazing Barriers||Her Mother|
|1923||Bright Lights of Broadway||Mrs. Grimm, Landlady|
|1924||Damaged Hearts||His Wife|
|1924||The Side Show of Life||Lady Verity-Stewart|
|1924||Sinners In Heaven||Mrs. Stockley|
|1924||Greater Than Marriage||Mother|
|1925||Soul-Fire||Mrs. Howard Fane - Eric's Mother|
|1925||Sally of the Sawdust||Mrs. Foster|
|1925||Wandering Fires||Mrs. Satorius|
|1925||The New Commandment||Marquise de la Salle|
|1925||Pearl of Love||Mrs. Kittridge|
|1926||The Highbinders||Mrs. James Cortright|
|1932||The Wiser Sex||Mrs. Hughes|
- Browne, Walter & E. De Roy Koch, eds. Who's who on the Stage, 1908, p. 74 (1908)
- 1894 Theater Stage Actors "Original Stage 2" October 21, 2016
- marriage of Effie Shannon and Henry Guy Carleton Retrieved October 21, 2016
- McArthur, Benjamin (2000). Actors and American Culture 1880-1920. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press. p. 75. ISBN 978-0877457107.
- "Mrs. A. G. Andrews, Former Actress; Winona Shannon of the Stage Dies --Seen on 'Butterfly on the Wheel' and 'The Bat.'". The New York Times. October 18, 1950. Retrieved May 23, 2021.
- Effie Shannon at the IBDB.com database
- Who Was Who in the Theatre 1912-1976, abridgement of original annual versions by John Parker; 1976 version published by Gale Research
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