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MITCHELL, Margaret Julia, actress, born in New York city in ]832. She is best known as Maggie Mitchell, and has been on the stage since an early age, having played child's parts in the Old Bowery theatre. In 1851 she made a successful appearance as Julia in "The Soldier's Daughter," at Burton's Chambers street theatre, after which she played in " Kathie O'Shiel," " Satin in Paris," "The Young Prince," "The French Spy," and similar plays. Her first appearance in Philadelphia was at the Chestnut street theatre in 1854, where she played Constance in "Love's Chase." In June, 1862, she introduced her best known part of "Fanchon" at the Olympic theatre in New York city, and she has also appeared in "Mignon," " Pearl of Savoy," "Little Barefoot," and "Jane Eyre." Since then she has travelled extensively through the United States as a star, under the management of Henry Paddock, whom she married on 15 October, 1868. She has achieved great success in plays that have been specially adapted for her, and has acquired a fortune. Her sisters MARY and EMMA are also actresses of some note.
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