Spooner, Mary Gibbs

(1853-1940)
   A Brooklyn, New York, resident who established a stock company at the Park Theatre there in 1901, Mary Gibbs Spooner went into theatre to support her children. The Spooner Stock Company established the practice of charging low ticket prices and to present plays popular with women. Spooner successfully moved the company to the Fifth Avenue Theatre in 1907 and, in partnership with playwright Charles E. Blaney, she established Spooner Stock Companies in numerous American cities.

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