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105 Years Ago Today: Nazimova Opens in ‘The Comet’ on Broadway

From Playbill Vault for Dec. 30, 2012:

1907 In The Comet Alla Nazimova plays a woman who falls in love with her former lover’s son, who eventually kills himself. This first play for Owen Johnson will run for seven weeks.

Today in 1906: Alla Nazimova Makes Broadway Debut


1906 Alla Nazimova makes her Broadway debut in the title role of Hedda Gabler at the Princess Theatre. A major interpreter of Ibsen’s female central characters for three decades, she’ll play Hedda a total of four times on Broadway, and inspire two generations of actresses.

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