Archives for July 2010

July 8, 2010 - 1 comment.

Jeanne Eagels


Photograph by Baron Adolph de Meyer


"I played the grave-digger in 'Hamlet,' first, at the age of seven. They gave me the chance to play Shakespeare because nobody else of the tender age of seven would do so. They wouldn't say the rather amazing words...the other kiddies. I took it all quite seriously and said ALL the words without a quiver. Once I had begun I could not be stopped. I was ill when I was not on the stage. It seemed to me I couldn't breathe in any other atmosphere."

"I'm the greatest actress in the world and the greatest failure.

 And nobody gives a damn."


Jeane Eagels