Eugenie Besserer

Eugenie Besserer

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Eugenie Besserer (25 December 1868 - 28 May 1934) was an actress born in Watertown, Jefferson Co, New York, of French Canadian parents, who starred in silent films and features of the early sound motion picture era, beginning in 1910. She was taken by her parents to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada as a girl and spent her childhood in Canada. She was left an orphan and escaped from her guardians at the age of twelve. She came to New York City and arrived at Grand Central Station with but twenty five cents of Canadian money in her pocket. Miss Besserer located a former governess through the assistance of a street car conductor. The governess helped Eugenie locate an uncle and she found a home at his residence. She continued her education, becoming proficient in both cooking and athletics. She claimed to have held her own with the noted fencer Alexander Salvinishow more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135942751
  • 9786135942750