(February 16, 1887 – December 28, 1962) was an American vaudeville
stage and film actress of the early twentieth century.
Born in Charlottesville, Virginia
, Kathleen Clifford's career acting was initially built on the vaudeville
stages as a comedienne. Clifford was renowned for her impersonations of men
In January 1907, Clifford made her Broadway stage debut at the Lincoln Square Theatre in the J.J. and Lee Schultz produced musical The Bell of London Town
. Clifford's stage career was prolific and lasted throughout the 1910s. Some of her most notable roles were in the 1911 musical triple bill Hell
at the Folies Bergère
theatre, the 1911-1912 original musical comedy Vera Violetta
at the Winter Garden Theatre
, the Florenz Ziegfeld
musical production A Winsome Widow
(1912) and the 1916 H. H. Frazee
produced A Pair of Queens
opposite actor Edward Abeles at the Longacre Theatre
Kathleen Clifford made her screen debut in the 1917 William Bertram directed mystery serial Who Is Number One?
opposite silent film actor Cullen Landis
. She would appear in several high profile roles throughout the late 1910s and early 1920s. Most notably: opposite Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.
in the 1919 comedy When the Clouds Roll By
, in the Ouida Bergère
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