Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Matthison, Edith Wynne

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MATTHISON, EDITH WYNNE, actress; born in Birmingham, England, in 1875, she was educated in King Edward's Grammar School and Midland Institute, and began at 21 to appear in musical comedy, later joining Ben Greet's company, playing leading parts in “The Three Musketeers” and “Money.” Created title rôle in “Everyman,” and has appeared in Greek and mystery plays, old English comedies, and modern plays. In the United States in 1904 she appeared in Goldsmith's “She Stoops to Conquer,” and she has done good work in the plays of her husband, Charles Rann Kennedy (q. v.).