Maude Fealy born as Maude Mary Hawk, was one of the leading ladies of the American stage before making her film debut in "David Copperfield" (1911). From 1911 to 1958, she appeared in films which included "The Golden Cross" (1914), "Bondwoman" (1915), "The Buccaneer" (1938), "Union Pacific" (1939), "The Unfaithful" (1947) and "The Ten Commandments" (1956). She was also a successful play writer.
Fealy appeared in her first silent film in 1911 for Thanhouser Studios, making another eighteen between then and 1917, after which she did not perform in film for another fourteen years. During the summers of 1912 and 1913, she organized and starred with the Fealy-Durkin Company that put on performances at the Casino Theatre at Lakeside Amusement Park in Denver and the following year began touring the western half of the U.S.
Fealy died in 1971, aged 88, at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California. She was interred in the Abbey of the Psalms Mausoleum at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
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