Adele Rowland

Adele Rowland (July 10, 1883 – August 8, 1971) was an American actress and singer.[1]

Adele Rowland, c. 1916

She was born on July 10, 1883, in Washington, D.C., the youngest daughter of Abraham D. Levi and Addie (Lloyd) Levi. She had a sister, Mabel Rowland (1882–1943), who was an actress, monologist, producer and director,[2] and a brother, Harmon L. Rowland (1896–1971), a real estate broker in Los Angeles, California.[3]

A soprano known for her effervescent personality, Rowland was a standout in musical comedy productions from 1904, specializing in "story songs". She was best known for her rendition of the song "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag", which she introduced in 1915 in the Broadway production of "Her Soldier Boy."

She married actor Charlie Ruggles in 1914 and they divorced in 1916.[4] She married stage and film actor Conway Tearle in 1918.[5]

After marrying Tearle, she moved to Los Angeles, where they were a prominent couple. After his death in 1938, she made a career playing small parts in motion pictures, acting well into the 1950s.

She died on August 8, 1971, in Los Angeles.[6]



  1. ^ Anthony Slide (2012). "Adele Rowland". The Encyclopedia of Vaudeville. University Press of Mississippi. ISBN 9781617032509. Retrieved 2014-01-20.
  2. ^ "Mabel Rowland, 61, Actress, Writer, Dies. Was Founder and Director of Metropolitan Players Here". The New York Times. February 23, 1943. Retrieved 2014-07-29.
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  4. ^ "California Actor Weds Musical Comedy Star." San Francisco Call, 10 Mar. 1914, p. 8.
  5. ^ "Conway Tearle, 60, Dies On The Coast". The New York Times. October 2, 1938. Retrieved 2014-01-17.
  6. ^ "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch( : 26 November 2014), Adele R Tearle, 08 Aug 1971; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

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