Rose Eytinge (1835-1911)

Actress, author, and teacher, Rose Eytinge made her New York debut at Laura Keen's Varieties in 1862. She appeared with Edwin Booth in 1864. One of her greatest successes was as Nancy Sykes in "Oliver Twist." In 1868-69 Eytinge was leading lady at Wallack's Theater. She toured at the head of her own company in 1876. During this tour Eytinge created her most acclaimed role, Cleopatra in "Anthony and Cleopatra." After 1902 she turned to writing and acting instruction: Eytinge owned acting schools in New York and in Portland, Oregon. In 1905 she published her well-known autobiography, "The Memories of Rose Eytinge," and also wrote a play entitled "Golden Chains." During her later years she became a feminist activist.

1870 circa 5 years
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Jose Mora
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