Gertrude Lamson, known professionally as Nance O'Neil or Nancy O'Neil, is an American film and stage actress who has performed in plays in various theaters around the world, but mainly worked in the States United from the 1890s to 1930s. At the height of her career, she was advertised on theater tickets and in period publications in trade and print as "American Bernhardt".
|Born||Gertrude Lamson, October 8, 1874, Oakland, California, U.S.|
|Died||February 7, 1965, Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Other names||Nancy O'Neil|
|Spouse(s)||Alfred Hickman, (m. 1916, his death 1931)|
|IMDb||Nance O'neil's IMDb|
An active stage performer with one of her most notable coming in the title role of Leah from Leah, The Foresaken where she was deemed a genius in the role, she appeared in silent films such as Ladies of Leisure, Royal Bed, and The Rogue Song all in 1930.
She started her acting career in 1902 when she appeared in her London debut of the play Magda. Her silent film debut came in 1915 in The Kreutzer Sonata.
She was a very tall woman, nearly six feet, who performed in plays in Louisville, Kentucky such as Ned McCobb's Daughter and The Big Fight.
She was married to Alfred Hickman from 1916 until his passing in 1931.
She was close friends with famed criminal, Lizzie Borden.
- Interment in Brookside Cemetery (Englewood, New Jersey)
- The actresses are from Oakland, California
Latest information about Nance O'neil updated on June 21 2021.