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Actress

Martha Hedman, Swedish actress.

Background

Hedman, Martha was born on August 12, 1888 in Ostersund, Sweden. Daughter of Johan and Ingrid (Kempe) Hedman.

Education

Studied for stage under first wife of August Strindberg, Siri von Essen.

Career

Debut, as the Prince in one of Hans Andersen’s fairy tales, at Alexander Theatre, Helsingfors, Finland, February 1905. Later appeared in leading parts in plays and for 3 years under Albert Ranft, principally at Vasa Theatre, Stockholm. Came to the United States, 1912, and appeared as Renee de Rould in “The Attack,” at Garrick Theatre, New York, September 19, 1912.

Played in same rôle at St. James Theatre, London, 1914, also “The Two Virtues” at same theatre. Has appeared in “Liberty Hall,” “Indian Summer,” “Half an Hour,” “The Heart of a Thief,” “The Trap,” “The Boomerang,” “The Dancer,” “Three for Diana,” “Forbidden,” “The Hole in the Wall,” “Transplanting Jean,” “The Romantic Young Lady,” etc. Co-Author with Henry Arthur House of comedy “What’s The Big Idea?” and other plays.

Home: Springdale, Connecticut.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-Author with Henry Arthur House of comedy “What’s The Big Idea?” and other plays.

Connections

Married Henry Arthur House, 1921.

father:
Johan Hedman

mother:
Ingrid (Kempe) Hedman

spouse:
Henry Arthur House