Woman of the Century/Mabel Bert
MABEL. BERT. BERT, Mabel, actor, born in Australia in 1862. Her father was A. C. Scott The family came to this country- in 1865, settling in San Francisco, Cal. Miss Bert was educatedin Mills Seminary, Oakland, Cal. She left school when seventeen years old, was married and made her debut on the stage the following year. For two years she played with various companies throughout California, and in 188$ joined a stock company in San Francisco, for leading parts For fourteen months she took a new part every week, including Shakespeare's plays, old comedies, melodramas, society plays and burlesques In 1887 she went east and joined one of Frohman's companies in "Held by the Enemy." Since that time Miss Bert has taken leading parts in various plays, and has appeared in all of the important critics of America.