Sarah Crocker Conway

Actor, Deceased Person

1834 – 1875

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Who was Sarah Crocker Conway?

Sarah Crocker Conway was an actress. She was a sister of Elizabeth Crocker Bowers, also an actress. She made her debut in Baltimore, Maryland in 1849, playing Parthenia and other leading parts. In May 1852, she married the actor Frederick B. Conway, and the two thenceforward acted together. In 1859, they opened Pike's Opera House in Cincinnati, Ohio with a first-class company, but the engagement was not profitable, and they returned to the east. In 1861, they visited England, and filled a short engagement at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London. After their return, they became star actors, and made an extensive and profitable tour. In 1864 Sarah leased the Park Theatre in Brooklyn, and subsequently the new Brooklyn Theatre, in which for nine years her husband played leading parts. Sarah Conway possessed a tall and graceful figure and an expressive countenance, and was a versatile actress and a popular theatre manager.

She was the mother of actress Marianne "Minnie" Conway. Her grandsons, through Minnie, were actors Conway Tearle and Sir Godfrey Tearle.

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Born
1834
Ridgefield
Also known as
  • Mrs. F. B. Conway
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Died
Apr 1, 1875
Brooklyn

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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