Eva Condon

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Born: September 26, 1880, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: September 25, 1956, New York City, New York, USA

Eva Condon was an actress of the Broadway stage and vaudeville, from the early to mid 20th century.

Stage career 

She resolved to pursue acting at the age of 16. Condon graduated from Hunter College before becoming an understudy in the John Drew Jr. company for several seasons. Her ambition was to excel in high comedy. Her first appearance was in Columbia, South Carolina in A Single Man. She portrayed a villainess in a Thais Lawton role.

Condon acted in Too Many Cooks at the 39th Street Theater in February 1914. This was her favorite theatrical production. Written by Frank Craven, the comedy featured its author in the part of the home builder. The following October she was in The Moneymakers at the Booth Theatre on Broadway. The play was written by Charles Klein who was once in the British Army army and helped protect Westminster Abbey.

Strange Interlude, a nine-act, Pulitzer Prize winning play by Eugene O'Neill, was presented at the Theatre Guild on April 28, 1930. Condon was in the company which brought the work to the stage. Other key performers were Ralph Morgan, Frank Conroy, and Ethel Westley. The production was approximately six hours from start to finish.

At the American Theater in St. Louis, Missouri Condon was with a troupe which performed You Can't Take It with You in November 1938. She had the role of Penny, the playwriting mother. Clarence Oliver headed a cast which was replete with some of Broadway's best actors.

She appeared with Katharine Cornell and Tyrone Power in The Dark Is Light Enough. The program was successful in London and ten cities of the United States, prior to debuting on Broadway in February 1955.

In vaudeville Condon paired with Florence Nash. In motion pictures she performed with Madge Kennedy.

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Broadcast: 7th March 1947
Added: Feb 26 2006