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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Theatrical Stars Wed: Justice Albert S. Mead Ties the Nuptial Not (1919)

Source: Greenwich News and Graphic. Friday, February 28, 1919. Page 3.

A marriage which united two theatrical stars was performed by Justice of the Peace Albert S. Mead at his office on the top floor of the town building last Saturday morning. The contracting parties were Miss Helen Ware, the well-known actress, and Frederick Burt, now playing the role of Father Clement in Mrs. Fiske's play, "Miss Nellie of N'Orleans" at Henry Miller's theatre, New York

Arrangements for the wedding were hastily made, as the bride is to play in vaudeville in Cincinnati next week. Those who accompanied them to Greenwich and were present at the ceremony were Hamilton Revelle, leading man of Mrs. Fiske's company, Misses Ann and Margaret Sutherland and Robert Conville. After securing a marriage license from Town Clerk Robert Wellstood, who came to his office just to oblige, even though it was a holiday, the nuptial knot was tied. Three hours later Mr. Burt was playing his role, and Mrs. Burt was seated in the audience. They will reside in Rye, N.Y.

Helen Ware in 1909.
The bride is one of the few prominent actresses who came to the stage after having started a career as teacher. She has appeared in many plays. One of her chief successes was as the heroine of 'within the Law,' in which role she succeeded Miss Jane Cowl. She has played several all-star combinations, including a revival of 'A Celebrated Case' at the Empire Theater in 1915. She has appeared recently in several playets in vaudeville. She is a member of the Twelfth Night and Three Arts club and of the Society of Arts and Letters and has been untiring in charitable work during the war.

Mr. Burt has appeared in the plays, 'The Thirteenth Chair' and 'The House of Glass,' and earlier in his career he was in support of Mrs. Leslie Carter and Miss Frances Starr. 

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