Helena Modjeska

Polish-American actress (1840-1909)
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Helena Modrzejewska (Polish pronunciation: [mɔdʐɛˈjɛfska]; born Jadwiga Benda, (12 October 1840 – 8 April 1909), known professionally as Helena Modjeska, was a Polish actress. She was known for performing many Shakespearean plays.[1] Modjeska was born in Kraków, Poland.

Modjeska died on 8 April 1909 in Newport Beach, California from Bright's disease at the age of 68.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Guide to the Ellen K. Lee Collection on Helena Modjeska and Orange County. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.

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