Merchant Tailor Upon graduating from Hartford High (1875), Herbert Saunders entered the family merchant tailoring business. He was admitted into partnership in 1881 and became president and treasurer in 1912.…

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Born in Denver, Jay Ray MacLeod was the son of actors. Taking the stage name Jay Ray, he performed on Broadway. He became a stage manager of stock companies, working…

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Born in Hartford, Nicholas Hudson Holt graduated from South Kent School and Middlebury College. He began divinity studies at Virginia Theological Seminary and finished at Berkeley Divinity School in New…

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Katharine Hepburn was born and raised in Hartford and West Hartford. She was the daughter of Katharine Houghton, an active supporter of women’s rights, and Thomas Hepburn, Connecticut’s first urologist.…

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Known as the Mary Pickford of Germany, Fern Andra was born in Watseka, Illinois. Tightrope Walker Andra began her entertainment career as a tightrope walker. Taught by her stepfather, aerialist…

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Robert Ames was a stage and silent screen actor who made the transition to talking motion pictures. Early Years  Born and raised in Hartford, Ames graduated from Henry Barnard School…

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