Tags

One interview most Lizziephiles would loved to have had is with Lizzie’s close friend, actress Nance O’Neil.  Their intense friendship from 1904-1906 has aroused much speculation over the years.

Born Gertrude Lamson on October 8, 1874 in Oakland, California, Miss O’Neil would enjoy great success on the stage.  She played at the Academy Theatre in Fall River and was a guest at Maplecroft.  Her estate in Tynsboro, Massachusetts is now a convent and school.  The two parted company in 1906, with Miss O’Neil always giving favorable comment about her old friend.  Nance died in Englewood, NJ in a home for aged actors in 1965.  Her ashes are deposed with those of her husband, actor Alfred Hickman (who died in 1931) in California.  These are her film credits, courtesy of International Movie Database.

  1. False Faces (1932) …. Mrs. Finn
    … aka What Price Beauty? (UK)
  2. Okay, America! (1932) …. Mrs. Drake (replaced by Virginia Howell)
    … aka The Penalty of Fame (UK)
  3. Westward Passage (1932) (uncredited) …. Mrs. von Stael
  4. Secret Service (1931/I) …. Mrs. Varney
  5. Their Mad Moment (1931) …. Grand Mere
  6. A Woman of Experience (1931) …. Countess Runyi
    … aka Registered Woman
  7. Transgression (1931) …. Honora ‘Nora’ Maury
  8. The Good Bad Girl (1931) …. Mrs. Henderson
  9. Resurrection (1931) …. Princess Marya
  10. Cimarron (1931) …. Felice Venable
  11. The Royal Bed (1931) …. Queen Martha
    … aka The Queen’s Husband (UK)
  12. The Eyes of the World (1930) …. Myra
  13. Call of the Flesh (1930) …. Mother Superior
  14. The Florodora Girl (1930) …. Mrs. Vibart
    … aka The Gay Nineties (UK)
  15. The Lady of Scandal (1930) …. Lady ‘Ducky’ Trench
    … aka The High Road (UK)
  16. The Rogue Song (1930) …. Princess Alexandra
  17. Ladies of Leisure (1930) …. Mrs. Strong
  18. His Glorious Night (1929) …. Eugenie
    … aka Breath of Scandal
  19. The Mad Woman (1919)
  20. The Fall of the Romanoffs (1917) …. Czarina Alexandra
  21. The Final Payment (1917) …. Nina
  22. Hedda Gabler (1917) …. Hedda Gabler
  23. Mrs. Balfame (1917) …. Mrs. Balfame
  24. The Seventh Sin (1917) …. Alma
  25. Greed (1917) …. Alma
  26. The Seven Deadly Sins (1917) …. Alma (Greed) & (Seventh Sin)
  27. The Iron Woman (1916) …. Sarah Maitland
  28. The Toilers (1916) …. Jane Brett
    … aka Those Who Toil (USA)
  29. The Flames of Johannis (1916) …. Zirah/Marika
    … aka The Fires of Johannis
    … aka The Fires of St. John
  30. The Witch (1916) …. Zora Fernandez
  31. Souls in Bondage (1916) …. Rosa Brenner
  32. A Woman’s Past (1915) …. Jane Hawley
  33. Princess Romanoff (1915) …. Princess Fedora Romanoff
  34. Kreutzer Sonata (1915) …. Miriam Friedlander
    … aka Sonata (UK)
  35. The Count of Monte Cristo (1913) …. Mercedes