Eugenie Blair

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Eugenie Blair
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Eugenie Blair (right) with Pauline Lord and James T. Mack in the original Broadway production of Anna Christie (1921)
Born 1864
Columbia, South Carolina
Died May 13, 1922
Chicago, Illinois
Resting place Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum[1]
Spouse(s) Robert L. Downing
Children Eleanor Montell
Parent(s) Charles Blair
Ella Wren
Eugenia Blair, from a 1916 publication.

Eugenie A. Blair (1864 – May 13, 1922) was an American stage actress best remembered for originating the role of Marthy Owen in the premiere 1921 Broadway presentation of Eugene O'Neill's play Anna Christie. Blair died after a Chicago performance in the play. She was survived by a daughter, the actress Eleanor Montell.[2] Blair had been married to Shakespearean actor Robert L. Downing, her second husband. Blair's Broadway appearances were sporadic until towards the end of her life. She toured extensively in her youth.

She collapsed and died after playing Marthy in Anna Christie in Chicago.[3]

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