09 March 2014

Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment

From the Billy Rose Theatre Collection, NYPL

Maude O'Dell Doremus is Beaufort's best known actress to date. She was highly committed to her Broadway career, having discovered fairly early on that she was not cut-out to be a schoolmarm in Port Royal. A short biographical sketch written by Dennis Adams is posted in our Local History and Nature web pages. For a much more detailed examination of her long Broadway career and how she grew younger as the years went by, visit this 2011 Connections post about her. She is buried in family plot at the Historic St. Peter's Church cemetery on Carteret Street. We have a vertical file of newspaper articles about her in the Research Room.  Come visit us, Mondays through Fridays, 10 am - 5 pm. This image of Maude O'Dell (ID: TH-41099 ) comes from the On Stage and Screen: The Billy Rose Theatre Collection in the New York Public Library's Digital Gallery.

Reminder:  Queen Quet discusses what the civil rights movement meant to the Gullah Woman, Wed., March 12th at the St. Helena Branch Library beginning at 6 :00 pm.  The presentation is free and open to ages 11+. Directions. Details: mbenac@bcgov.net; 255-6486.

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