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Jane Cowl


Jane Cowl, American actress.


Cowl, Jane was born on December 14, 1884 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Charles A. and Grace Cowles.


Student Erasmus Hall, Brooklyn, 1902-1904, Columbia, 1904-1906.


Appeared in small roles with David Belasco Company, Republic Theatre, New York. Debut as Fanny Perry in Is Matrimony a Failure?, 1909. With stock company, Hudson Theatre, 2 seasons.

Next appeared in The Upstart and The Gamblers, Maxine Elliott’s Theatre, 1911. Starred successively in Within the Law, Common Clay, Lilac Time, Information Please, up to 1919. Smilin’ Through, 1920-1922.

Appeared as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Henry Miller’s Theatre, New York, 1923. Starred in Pelleas and Melisande and Anthony and Cleopatra, 1923. In Noel Coward’s Easy Virtue, playing in the United States and England, 1925-1926.

In The Road to Rome, 1927-1928. In Rain from Heaven, 1934, First Lady, 1935-1936, Merchant of Yonkers, 1939, Old Acquaintance, 1940-1941. Co-Author: (plays, with Jane Murfin) Daybreak.

Information Please; Liac Time. Appeared in two last named in New York and throughout United States care Coudert Brothers, 2 Rector St., New York City.


  • Other Work

    • Co-Author: (plays, with Jane Murfin) Daybreak. Information Please


Married A. E. Klauber, 1908.

Charles A.

Grace Cowles

A. E. Klauber