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Carlotta Monterey

Carlotta Monterey

American actress
Carlotta Monterey
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American actress
Was Actor Stage actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 28 December 1888
Death 18 November 1970 (aged 81 years)
Family
Spouse: Ralph Barton
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Carlotta Monterey (born Hazel Neilson Taasinge; December 28, 1888 – November 18, 1970) was an American stage and film actress. She was the third and final wife of playwright Eugene O'Neill.
She was born in San Francisco, California. Abandoned by her father, she was raised by an aunt from the age of four. After she won the title of "Miss California" in a beauty contest, she traveled to London to study acting with Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. She adopted the name Carlotta Monterey after her return to the United States at the start of World War I, and pursued a career in the theatre. She garnered disparaging reviews of her acting ability, but her beauty was much admired.
After divorcing her third husband, the illustrator Ralph Barton, in 1926, she became romantically involved with Eugene O'Neill. whom she had met in 1922 when she acted in a production of his play The Hairy Ape. They married in July 1929 in Paris. She remained with O'Neill for the rest of his life, and dedicated herself to maintaining his privacy. After his death in 1953, Carlotta expedited the publication of his autobiographical play Long Day's Journey Into Night, which O'Neill had instructed his publisher to withhold until 25 years after his death. The play was awarded the 1957 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and is O'Neill's best known work.
A resident of the Valley Nursing Home in Westwood, New Jersey, Monterey died there on November 18, 1970.

Partial filmography

  • Soul-Fire (1925)

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