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Lenore Ulric


The favorite leading woman of David Belasco after "The Heart of Wetona", Lenore Ulric was an obsessive theatrical technician who used her intelligence, her bloom of dark hair, and her physical gravity to serve as one of the more interesting leading women of the early 20th century. She played a range of ethnic types, created the quintessential Parisian fashion girl in "KiKi", and a nature girl in "Tiger Rose." Her capacity to project into a host of other personae was unmatched on Broadway in the 1920s. Though she performed in motion pictures before she became a stage star, the movies did not supply sufficient direct sense of connection between audience and performance as live performances. She was the quintessential live performer of her era.