Maude Fealy by Theodore A. Borrillo
Fragments of a Worthwhile Life

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Author Theodore A. Borrillo brings to life the passionate tale of one of the acclaimed actresses of the early stage at the historic Elitch Theatre in Denver, Colorado and in other theaters across America. Maude Fealy’s story takes you from her childhood days as the daughter of an accomplished actress to her life of acting, writing and directing plays. She appeared with William Gillette in America and in England. The legendary Sir Henry Irving selected her as his leading lady to replace Ellen Terry, the leading Shakespearean actress of her day in England. Maude Fealy’s poise and authority as an actress brought her to perform on many stages. She appeared on the Broadway stage and as a stock star in St. Louis, Memphis, Newark, Buffalo, Salt Lake City, Grand Rapids, San Francisco and large Canadian cities, such as Winnipeg and Toronto. The Thanhouser Film Company, one of the early motion picture studios, founded in 1909, engaged her talent to play leading roles in films. There is much to be said about Maude Fealy. Join the author in exploring the fascinating fragments of her worthwhile life.
 

About Theodore A. Borrillo

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Theodore A. Borrillo was born in the Bronx, New York, the younger of two children born to Michele and Incoronata Borrillo, immigrants from San Marco dei Cavoti in the Province of Benevento, Italy.nbsp; He is a graduate of the City College ofnbsp; New York and St. John's University School of Law (magna cumnbsp;laude).nbsp; After his military service in Verdun, France and Vicenza, Italy as a 1st Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate Corps, he returned to the Bronx.nbsp;He then enrolled in the Harvard Lawnbsp;School and received a Master of Law Degree.nbsp; Upon graduation, Mr. Borrillo moved to Denver, Colorado.After serving a few years as an Assistant Professor of thenbsp;University of Denver School of Law, Mr. Borrillo became a membernbsp;of the Office of the Denver District Attorney, where he servednbsp;in the capacity of Chief Deputy. He later went into privatenbsp;practice.nbsp;He and his late wife, Elfriede, raised their fournbsp;children - Christopher, Angela, Thomas and Matthew - in Denver.Mr. Borrillo has had an abiding interest in writing.nbsp; His lengthy book,nbsp;Colorado Criminal Practice and Procedure, wasnbsp;published by West Publishing Company.nbsp; He has also written numerous articles for legal and non-legal publications, as well as four books of poetry.nbsp; He is frequently a speaker at variousnbsp;venues.He recently published a book entitlednbsp;Denver's Historic Elitch Theatre - A Nostalgic Journey, a comprehensive history of this famous theatre that Cecil B. De Mille called "one of the greatest cradles of the drama in American history."Mr. Borrillo has been retired from the practice of law for several years and resides in a small community on the outskirts of Denver.
 
Published March 18, 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 118 pages
Genres: History.

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