Ada Clifton (1835-1891)

Ada Clifton (Ernestina Katherine Louise Marie Ritter) made her acting debut with Laura Keene's Varieties in New York City. In 1867 Clifton divorced her first husband, married Edward Mollenhauer, the famous violinist, and retired from the stage. The actress began to suffer from muscular atrophy in 1877. At Robinson's Opera House in Cincinnati in 1879 she became very drunk and attempted suicide by shooting herself, but survived.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES23833
Photographer:
Jeremiah Gurney
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1161px
Width:
738px
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