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Guide to the Collection of Helena Modjeska Theater Memorabilia MS.R.148
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This collection comprises promotional materials documenting the career of Helena Modjeska, a 19th century stage actress with a successful career in the United States.
Helena Modjeska, born Helena Opid on October 12, 1840 in Krakow, Poland, began acting at a young age. She made her theatrical debut as Helena Modrzejewska in Bochina, Poland in 1861. During this period she was involved in a romantic relationship with her manager, Gustave Sinnmayer Modrzejewski, which produced a daughter and son. After the death of her three-year old daughter, Modjeska returned, unmarried, to Krakow where she became a professional member of a theater company.
1.0 Linear feet (1 box)
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