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Mary Margaret Anglin was a Canadian-born Broadway actress, director and producer whom Encyclopædia Britannica calls "one of the most brilliant actresses of her day.".


Anglin, Margaret was born on April 3, 1876 in Ottawa, Canada. Daughter of Timothy Warren and Ellen (McTavish) Anglin.


Educated Loretto Abbey, Toronto, and Convent of the Sacred Heart, Montreal. Graduate Empire School of Dramatic Acting, New York, 1894.


Inspired by reading the classics and a love for the Greek tragedies that centered on women, Margaret Anglin became the dominant dramatic actress of the first two decades of the 20th Century in Greek tragedies and acclaimed for her performances in Shakespearean plays, acting and producing The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, and Twelfth Night in repertory at Broadway's Hudson Theatre in 1914. Balked at by the producers, she walked out on a production and did not return to the New York stage until 1936 in what would be her final Broadway appearance. Like many Broadway luminaries at the beginning of the century Anglin refused to sacrifice her theatrical art by bowing to the new medium motion pictures.

Anglin starred in the original version of the radio program Orphans of Divorce when it was "a once-weekly night-time serial."\r\n Margaret Anglin returned to live in Toronto in 1953 where she died in 1958. She bore no children. She was interred there in the Anglin family plot at Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery.


Married at New York Howard Hull, writer, May 8, 1911.

Timothy Warren Anglin

Ellen (McTavish) Anglin

at New York Howard Hull