Ricca Allen

Ricca Allen (June 9, 1863 – September 13, 1949) was a Canadian-born stage and film actress. She appeared in 58 films between 1913 and 1941.[1]

Ricca Allen
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Allen in the late 1880s
Born(1863-06-09)June 9, 1863
DiedSeptember 13, 1949(1949-09-13) (aged 86)
Years active1913-1941

Allen was born in Victoria, British Columbia,[1] to John Allen of Oakland, California.[2] Allen and her sisters Louise Allen and Ray Allen were popular dancers in the 1880s. For nine years, she performed in a company headed by Nance O'Neil. She later had her own company in vaudeville.[3]

Allen performed at Niblo's Garden for more than five years.[3] Her Broadway credits include Blind Alleys (1924), Up and Down Broadway (1910), Uncle Tom's Cabin (1907), Judith of Bethulia (1904), The Fires of St. John (1904), Hedda Gabler (1904) and Magda (1904).[4]

Allen died in Los Angeles, California.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Ricca Allen". Silent Era. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  2. ^ "Amusements". Los Angeles Herald. January 24, 1888. p. 4. By the way, Miss Ricca Allen must have been recognized by many in the house as an old-time favorite of this city as well as of San Francisco. She is one of the gifted daughters of Mr. John Allen of Oakland
  3. ^ a b Briscoe, Johnson (1907). The Actors' Birthday Book: An Authoritative Insight Into the Lives of the Men and Women of the Stage Born Between January 1 and December 31. Moffat, Yard. p. 133.
  4. ^ "Ricca Allen". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on December 25, 2019. Retrieved December 25, 2019.

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