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Clara Lipman

February 8, 2013

Clara Lipman (1869-1952),
American actress and singer
(photo: Schloss, New York, mid 1890s)

Husband and wife, Louis Mann and Clara Lipman in The Laughing Girl, on a tour of the United States, December 1893
‘Miss Clara Lipman and Louis Mann in the Laughing Girl.
‘Miss Clara Lipman, who scored a decided hit in Incog, will assume the role of Gertrude in the Laughing Girl, which will be produced at the Barton [Fresno, California] Thursday evening, December 7th [1893], in conjunction with Louis Mann and a competent company.
San Francisco Post says: ”Miss Clara Lipman is a beautiful actress and what is more acts naturally and well. She won her way to the hearts of the audience at once. She is probably one of the best looking women on the stage.”’
(The Fresno Bee, Fresno, California, Sunday, 3 December 1893, p. 4c)

The Laughing Girl.
‘A Highly Amused Audience Laughed With Her.
‘A fair size audience was The Laughing Girl at the Barton last night. Considerable interest was attached to the production because of its author, Mrs. D.F. Verdenal, who is the mother of Mrs. Colonel Forsyth of this city.
‘Mrs. Verdenal proved her ability as a play writer some time ago and this, her latest play, is very creditable. It abounds in funny situations and has considerable witty dialogue. The audience was a very appreciative one and did not stint its applause. ‘Louis Mann was very amusing as Professor Hauseman, the bashful lover, and received the lion’s share of the applause. Miss Clara Lipman, as Gertrude Sanders, the laughing girl, made the best of her role. The support was fair.
‘The curtain raiser, The Day After the Wedding, was very much enjoyed.’
(The Fresno Morning Republican, Fresno, California, Friday, 8 December 1893, p. 3f)

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