Modjeska as Mary Stuart, 1886.Helena Modjeska
(Modrzejewska, "Mod-zhe-yev-ska"; born "Helena Opid"; in the Free City of Kraków, October 12, 1840 - April 8, 1909, Newport Beach, California, U.S.) was a renowned Polish actress who specialized in Shakespearean roles.
She was the mother of Ralph Modjeski, and godmother to Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, son of Stanisław Witkiewicz (the elder Witkiewicz almost accompanied her and her family to California in 1876).
Read Memories and Impressions of Helena Modjeska: An Autobiography, free from Google Books.
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