American movie stars died in 1953

Here are 7 famous actresses from United States of America died in 1953:

Maude Adams

Maude Adams (November 1, 1872 Salt Lake City-July 17, 1953 Tannersville) was an American actor.

She was one of the most popular and highest-paid actors of her time and was known for her impeccable performances in both dramatic and comedic roles. Adams started her career as a stage actor, and her breakthrough role came in 1905 when she played the titular role in James M. Barrie's play "Peter Pan". She continued to play the role for several years and became synonymous with the character. Apart from "Peter Pan", Adams starred in several other successful plays, including "The Little Minister" and "Quality Street".

Adams was also a philanthropist and established the Maude Adams Scholarship to support students in theater. She was known for her reclusive lifestyle and avoided the limelight as much as possible. Adams died in 1953 in Tannersville, New York, at the age of 80.

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Sara Adler

Sara Adler (November 27, 2014 Odessa-April 28, 1953 New York City) also known as Sara Heine, Sara Levitsky, Sarah Adler or Sara Levitskaya was an American actor. She had six children, Jay Adler, Luther Adler, Stella Adler, Julia Adler, Florence Adler and Frances Adler.

Sara Adler was born to a Jewish family in Ukraine and immigrated to the United States in 1886. She began her acting career in Yiddish theater and quickly became one of the leading actresses of the time. Later in her career, she also performed in English language theater productions. Sara Adler was known for her powerful and emotional performances, often playing dramatic and tragic roles. She was also one of the founders of the Hebrew Actors Union in New York City. Adler passed away in 1953 at the age of 88, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most important actresses in Yiddish theater history.

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Mary Mannering

Mary Mannering (April 29, 1876 London-January 21, 1953) was an American actor.

Born in London as Florence Friend, Mannering moved to the United States with her family at a young age. She made her stage debut in 1897 and quickly rose to fame, becoming known for her delicate and nuanced performances. She later appeared in silent films during the 1910s and 1920s. Mannering was also known for her philanthropy, working with organizations such as the Red Cross and the Salvation Army. She retired from acting in the 1930s and lived the rest of her life in California, where she died in 1953 at the age of 76.

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Maidel Turner

Maidel Turner (May 12, 1888 Sherman-April 12, 1953 Ocean Springs) was an American actor.

She began her career in theater and made her Broadway debut in 1907. Turner appeared in over a dozen Broadway productions throughout her career. She made her film debut in 1913 and went on to appear in over 70 films during her career. She is best known for her roles in "The Big Pond" (1930) and "Freaks" (1932). Turner was also active in radio, appearing on several shows throughout the 1930s and 1940s. In addition to her acting career, she was a writer and contributed articles to various publications. Turner was married twice and had one daughter.

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Mozelle Britton

Mozelle Britton (May 12, 1912 Oklahoma City-May 18, 1953 Los Angeles) also known as Mozelle Brittonne or Mozelle Britton Dinehart Gosser was an American actor and journalist. She had one child, Mason Alan Dinehart.

Britton began her career in journalism, working for several newspapers including the Chicago Tribune and The Detroit News. She later moved to Hollywood to pursue acting and signed a contract with Warner Bros. in the 1930s.

She appeared in over thirty films, including "Roaring Guns" (1936) and "Penrod's Double Trouble" (1938), often in supporting roles. Britton was also known for her radio performances, particularly on the popular show "The Jack Benny Program."

Britton married fellow actor Mason Dinehart in 1937 and had one child with him, Mason Alan Dinehart. After Dinehart's death in 1955, she married musician Henry Gosser, but they divorced several years later.

In addition to her acting and journalism work, Britton was also an accomplished pilot and even owned her own airplane. She tragically died in a plane crash in 1953 while flying from Burbank to Phoenix.

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Violet MacMillan

Violet MacMillan (March 4, 1887 Grand Rapids-December 29, 1953 Grand Rapids) otherwise known as Mrs. John H. Folger, Violet McMillan or The Cinderella Girl was an American actor.

She began her acting career in 1909 as a chorus girl and eventually made her way to the silver screen. MacMillan was best known for her role as Dorothy in the 1910 silent film adaptation of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." She continued to act in other films throughout the 1910s, eventually retiring from the industry in the early 1920s.

After her retirement from acting, MacMillan became heavily involved in her community and philanthropic work. She was known for her involvement in local charities and organizations, including the Grand Rapids Civic Theater and the YWCA. MacMillan passed away in 1953 at the age of 66.

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Edna Payne

Edna Payne (December 5, 1891 New York City-January 31, 1953 Los Angeles) was an American actor.

She appeared in over 50 films during her career, including "The Miracle Woman" in 1931 and "Make Way for Tomorrow" in 1937. She began her career on the stage, performing in vaudeville and Broadway shows. Payne was also known for her work in radio, providing voices for popular soap operas and dramas. She was married to actor and director David Butler for over 20 years and had one son with him. Payne passed away at the age of 61 from a heart ailment.

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