Martha Bryan ALLEN

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AmericanBorn Martha Bryan ALLEN

American 1920s stage actress

Born on April 30, 1903 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA , United States

Died on July 29, 1985 in Patterson, New York, USA

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Martha-Bryan Allen (also known as Martha Bryan-Allen), was born to Bryan H. and Rebecca D. Allen of Louisville, Kentucky. Her father was the treasurer of a local electric company. Allen’s sister Elizabeth, also an actress, was the first wife of film star Robert Montgomery and the mother of Bewitched’s Elizabeth Montgomery.



Allen attended classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City before making her Broadway debut on January 9, 1922, playing Angelica in Leonid Andreyev’s He Who Gets Slapped. Two months later she played the envoy’s daughter in George Bernard Shaw's Back to Methuselah, and following year, Essie in another Bernard Shaw production, The Devil’s Disciple. She played Lucy Blake in Gypsy Jim, a three-act play by Oscar Hammerstein and Milton Herbert Gropper, Appolonia Lee in Sophie Treadwell’s O, Nightingale, and Myrtle Carey in The Carolinian by Rafael Sabatini and J. Harold Terry. In 1925 Allen was chosen to play the title role in John B. Hymer and Le Roy Clemens’ Aloma of the South Seas, but was replaced by Vivienne Osborne shortly before the play’s New York debut. By the year's end she would find success playing the circus entertainer Dora in René Fauchois’ hit play, The Monkey Talks.

...   Martha-Bryan Allen (also known as Martha Bryan-Allen), was born to Bryan H. and Rebecca D. Allen of Louisville, Kentucky. Her father was the treasurer of a local electric company. Allen’s sister Elizabeth, also an actress, was the first wife of film star Robert Montgomery and the mother of Bewitched’s Elizabeth Montgomery.



Allen attended classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City before making her Broadway debut on January 9, 1922, playing Angelica in Leonid Andreyev’s He Who Gets Slapped. Two months later she played the envoy’s daughter in George Bernard Shaw's Back to Methuselah, and following year, Essie in another Bernard Shaw production, The Devil’s Disciple. She played Lucy Blake in Gypsy Jim, a three-act play by Oscar Hammerstein and Milton Herbert Gropper, Appolonia Lee in Sophie Treadwell’s O, Nightingale, and Myrtle Carey in The Carolinian by Rafael Sabatini and J. Harold Terry. In 1925 Allen was chosen to play the title role in John B. Hymer and Le Roy Clemens’ Aloma of the South Seas, but was replaced by Vivienne Osborne shortly before the play’s New York debut. By the year's end she would find success playing the circus entertainer Dora in René Fauchois’ hit play, The Monkey Talks.



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