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PALME1, Minnie, actress, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 31 March, 1865. Her early years were spent in the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Manhattanville, New York, but at the age of eight she was taken by her parents to Vienna to study music and German, and afterward to Paris, where she acquired proficiency in dancing. Her first appearance was made in September, 1876, in Baltimore, in a juvenile part in a play entitled "Kisses," which she played in several cities. After a visit to Europe she played Dorothy in "Dan'l Druce," which was produced by Lawrence Barrett in New York. The following season she acted Minnie Symperson in "Engaged," Dot in "The Cricket on the Hearth," and Belle in "Risks," and achieved success as Louise in "The Two Orphans." In 1879-'80 she made a tour through the United States, playing "The Boarding School" and "My Sweetheart," in which she was very successful. Miss Palmer first appeared on the British stage in Glasgow, on 4 June, 1883, and in London at the Grand theatre, Islington, on 17 September, 1883. On 4 January, 1884, she appeared at the Strand with "My Sweetheart," subsequently played on the continent and in Australia, and now (1888) resides in New York city.
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