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Nom de naissance Elsie Louise Ferguson
Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 19 aout 1883 à New York (Etats-Unis)
Mort 5 novembre 1961 (à 78 ans) à New London (Etats-Unis)

Elsie (Louise) Ferguson est une actrice américaine, née le 19 août 1883 à New York (État de New York), morte le 15 novembre 1961 à New London (Connecticut).


Très active au théâtre, Elsie Ferguson joue notamment à Broadway (New York), où elle débute en 1901 dans la comédie musicale The Liberty Belles, avec Harry Davenport. Outre trois autres comédies musicales de 1902 à 1905, elle s'illustre régulièrement au théâtre new-yorkais jusqu'en 1929, dans vingt-quatre pièces (dont des productions de Charles Frohman ou Henry B. Harris). Parmi ses partenaires à Broadway, mentionnons Frederick Worlock — son troisième époux de 1924 à 1930 (divorce) — dans deux pièces, dont une adaptation de La Grande Duchesse et le Garçon d'étage d'Alfred Savoir (avec également Basil Rathbone) en 1925.

Accaparée par cette carrière théâtrale, Elsie Ferguson apparaît au cinéma dans seulement vingt-six films muets américains (dont des productions Famous Players-Lasky Corporation), la plupart réputés perdus à ce jour. Les deux premiers, sortis en 1917, sont La Délaissée (avec Lumsden Hare et Pedro de Cordoba) et Les Étapes du bonheur (avec Elliott Dexter), réalisés par Maurice Tourneur. Mentionnons aussi deux réalisations de George Fitzmaurice, The Witness for the Defense (1919, avec Warner Oland et Wyndham Standing) et Forever (ou Peter Ibbetson, 1921, avec Wallace Reid et Montagu Love), ainsi que Sacred and Profane Love de William Desmond Taylor (1921, avec Conrad Nagel) — adaptation de la pièce éponyme d'Arnold Bennett qu'elle venait de créer à Broadway en 1920 —.

Après The Unknown Lover de Victor Halperin (avec Mildred Harris), son dernier film muet sorti en 1925, elle revient à l'écran pour son seul film parlant, Scarlet Pages de Ray Enright (avec Marian Nixon, John Halliday et Grant Withers), produit par Warner Bros. et sorti en 1930.

Scarlet Pages est l'adaptation de son avant-dernière pièce (même titre) à Broadway en 1929, aux côtés de Jean Adair et Claire Luce. Elle retourne sur les planches new-yorkaises pour une ultime prestation de novembre 1943 à janvier 1944, dans Outrageous Fortune de Rose Franken , avec Margaret Hamilton et Maria Ouspenskaya.

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Filmographie de Elsie Ferguson (25 films)

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Scarlet Pages, 1h6
Réalisé par Ray Enright
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Action, Policier, Romance
Thèmes Théâtre, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Elsie Ferguson, John Halliday, Grant Withers, Marian Nixon, William B. Davidson, Wilbur Mack
Rôle Mary Bancroft
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En 1911, Mary Bancroft, incapable de subvenir aux soins de son bébé, est contrainte de l'abandonner et de le proposer à l'adoption. Des années après, en 1930, Mary Bancroft est devenue une avocate renommée à New York. Elle refuse d'épouser John Remington, procureur de district parce qu'elle ne veut pas lui raconter son passé.
Outcast (1922)
, 1h10
Réalisé par Chester Withey
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame
Thèmes Théâtre, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Elsie Ferguson, David Powell, William Powell, Mary MacLaren, Charles Wellesley, Teddy Sampson
Rôle Miriam

As described in a film publication, Valentine Moreland (MacLaren) has married her husband for money and jilted Geoffrey Sherwood (Powell). He feels her rejection keenly, and his friend Tony Hewlitt (David) finds Geoffrey alone in his apartment drinking. Miriam, abandoned by her husband and whose child had died from neglect, has been forced out on the street when her room's rent becomes overdue. Tony sprays some soda water out the window and hits Miriam. Miriam is invited in and Tony offers to compensate her for her hat. She tells Geoffrey her story, and he sees that he is no worse off than other people. Miriam works with Geoffrey in his South American business and he helps her get an apartment. She loves him and tries to win his affection, but he is held back by his memory of Valentine. Valentine has become weary of her elderly husband and seeks Geoffrey at his apartment. Miriam arrives and, seeing that Geoffrey is infatuated with Valentine, resolves to leave. Valentine glances out the window and, seeing her husband John (Wellesley) entering the house, panics. Miriam hides Geoffrey and Valentine in the next room, and, when John comes in, convinces him that she is Geoffrey's mistress and the only woman there. After John leaves, Valentine decides to rejoin her husband. Miriam leaves and, after sending a letter to Geoffrey indicating an intent to kill herself, leaves on a boat for South America. Geoffrey pursues her in a seaplane and rescues her when she jumps of the ship. They are married and honeymoon in Rio.
Forever (1921)

Réalisé par George Fitzmaurice
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Romance
Acteurs Elsie Ferguson, Wallace Reid, Montagu Love, George Fawcett, Elliott Dexter, Dolores Cassinelli
Rôle Mimsi

Peter Ibbetson (Reid) is an orphan raised by his uncle, Colonel Ibbetson. When the Colonel insults his dead mother, Peter attacks him and is ordered from the house. Then the young man runs into his childhood sweetheart, Mimsi (Ferguson), and their romantic feelings are rekindled.
Sacred and Profane Love
Réalisé par William Desmond Taylor
Origine Etats-Unis
Thèmes Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Elsie Ferguson, Conrad Nagel, Thomas Holding, Helen Dunbar, Winifred Greenwood, Forrest Stanley
Rôle Carlotta Peel

As described in a film publication summary, Carlotta Peel (Ferguson), brought up by a maiden aunt with maiden ideas, secretly attends a concert by Emilie Diaz (Nagel). After the concert she meets the pianist and later succumbs to the strains of "Samson and Delilah" played by Emilie. Carlotta spends the night with Emilie and returns home the next morning to find her aunt dead. She does not see Emilie again, and after several years she is a well known novelist who is loved by her publisher, Frank Ispenlove (Holding). The publisher's wife Mary (Greenwood) commits suicide because of her husband's affair with Carlotta. Frank then kills himself. After some time and at a different locality, Carlotta finds Emilie, a victim of absinthe. She nurses him back to health and his musical gift is restored. She is now happy with her first love.
Footlights (1921)

Réalisé par John S. Robertson
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Romance
Acteurs Elsie Ferguson, Reginald Denny, Marc McDermott
Rôle Lisa Parsinova / Lizzie Parsons

Eyes of the Soul
Réalisé par Émile Chautard
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Romance
Acteurs Elsie Ferguson, Wyndham Standing
Rôle Gloria Swann

As described in a film publication, Gloria Swann (Ferguson) is driving Judge Malvin's (Backus) automobile when she nearly runs down Larry Gibson (Standing), a blind soldier in a wheelchair. The two meet often thereafter, with Gloria reading to him and taking him on wheelchair outings. Gloria falls in love with him. Judge Malvin, who loves Gloria, tries to dissuade her, calling the soldier a "blind wreck." When Larry's finances get low, Gloria takes some songs he has written to a music publisher, and, being a cabaret singer, performs them at the Palm Garden club. The songs are a hit, and Larry signs a contract with the publisher. Instead of a mansion with the judge, Gloria ends up living in a boarding house with Larry, but they are happy. Larry is reconciled to the loss of his sight, for he sees through "the eyes of his soul.
The Marriage Price
Réalisé par Émile Chautard
Origine Etats-Unis
Acteurs Elsie Ferguson, Wyndham Standing, Lionel Atwill
Rôle Helen Tremaine

As described in a film magazine, Helen Tremaine (Ferguson) is an extravagant daughter of a wealthy New York man, but becomes impoverished by his death and disillusioned when her friends leave her, save Frederick Lawton (Standing), a man of power and wealth. She does not love Lawton and prefers Kenneth Gordon (Atwill), but he says he is too poor to marry her. She attempts to support herself, but even fails at a job as a film actress. Nearly starving, she marries Lawton as a last resort. He tests her by making her financially independent through a pretend heritage of hers that he claims to have discovered, but she remains a girl of her word. All is well until her former love shows up to win her with a scheme that will enrich him while ruining her husband. The deal goes through, but it is a trap set up by her husband to show her the type of man her former love was. She now sees the nobility in her husband with happy results.
A Society Exile
Réalisé par George Fitzmaurice
Origine Etats-Unis
Acteurs Elsie Ferguson, Julia Dean, Warburton Gamble, Zeffie Tilbury, Henry Stephenson
Rôle Nora Shard

Based upon a plot summary included in a film review in a film publication, Nora (Ferguson) is an American heiress who is courted by Lord Bissett (Gamble) while visiting England. She overhears Bissett discussing with his sister the need of Nora's money to replenish his fortune, so she leaves him and moves into a nearby