Wills, Ivah


Wills, Ivah
(1882-1937)
   Often billed on stage as Mrs. Charles Coburn, Ivah Wills was born in Appleton, Missouri, and established the Coburn Shakespearean Players with her husband in 1906. Remarkably, Wills and Coburn appeared in virtually all of Shakespeare's plays on tour before they acted together on Broadway in the hit drama The Yellow Jacket (1916), followed by many joint appearances, including The Imaginary Invalid (1917), The Better 'Ole (1918), Three Showers (1920), French Leave (1920), The Bronx Express (1922), The Farmer's Wife (1924), The Right Age to Marry (1926), Falstaff (1928), The Plutocrat (1930), and Troilus and Cressida (1932).

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