Sara Allgood

Sara Allgood
Date of Birth:
Nov 29, 1879
Gerald Henson (m. 1916–1918)
Years active:
Sep 13, 1950

Sara Allgood - Biography Summary

Sara Ellen Allgood (29 November 1879 – 13 September 1950) was an Irish–American actress. She was born in Dublin, Ireland to a Catholic mother and Protestant father. She first studied drama in Inghinidhe na hÉireann ("Daughters of Ireland") and was in the opening of the Irish National Theatre Society. In 1904 she had her first big role in Spreading the News and the following year was a full time actress. In 1915 she toured Australia and New Zealand as the lead in Peg o' My Heart. On that tour she married her leading man and they had a daughter 2 years later. Both her daughter and husband died in 1918. Her acting career continued in Dublin, London and on tour, including to the USA. She also appeared in a number of films and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 1941. She moved to Hollywood to live in 1940 and became an American citizen in 1945.

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