Rose Shaw

Here, the actress strikes a patriotic pose beside a flag on stage during the Civil War era. Born in Liverpool, England, Rose Shaw, a soprano and an actress, came to the U.S. as a child and sang with her sisters, Josephine and Mary, as "The Shaw Sisters." Rose made her 1844 acting debut as Harriet Arlington in "A Hundred Pound Note" at the Arch Street Theatre, Philadelphia. In 1845 she married Charles Howard and for five years starred at the Varieties Theatre in New Orleans. Mrs. Howard made her New York debut at the Chambers Street Theatre in "Fortunio." After the death of Howard, Shaw married Harry Watkins - actor, prolific playwright, and theater manager - in 1860. Following a successful tour of Great Britain, Mrs. Watkins returned as Honora in "The Bride of an Evening" at Wallack's Theatre (1863). Mrs. Watkins became best known for her roles in "Kathleen Mavourneen," "The Pioneer Patriot," and "Trodden Down."

1863 circa 5 years
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C. D. Fredricks
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