Florence Roberts was an early-twentieth-century American stage actress.
Roberts, Florence was born on February 14, 1871 in New York, New York, United States. Daughter of Henry B. and Annie Roberts.
Educated San Francisco.
She performed at the Baldwin Theatre and the Alcazar Theatre often playing Shakespearean parts. In 1905 she toured a play called Ana La Mont under the management of John Cort. She toured plays in the Western United States but seldom to New York.
After WW1 she toured South Africa in Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch before returning to the United States where she appeared in a few silent films then retired. She died in Los Angeles 1927 after emergency surgery.
In 1912 she was one of the first famous stage stars to appear in a film version of a famous play, in this case an independent production of Sapho which had made actress Olga Nethersole famous in the early 1900s. Roberts appeared in four more silent pictures up to 1925 before dying in 1927. This Florence Roberts is too often confused with another stage and screen actress of the same name who did not start her screen career until 1930 with Mack Sennett.
Married Lewis Morrison, 1890 (died 1906). Married second, Frederick Vogeding, actor (Holland), April.