- (1898-1975)Born Francine La Remée in Verdun, France, she was brought to New York in childhood and made her debut in 1910. From 1913, she was performing regularly on Broadway , but her first big hit came in 1921 as a flapper who gets redeemed in Rachel Crothers's Nice People. The 1920s also gave her leading roles in Nobody's Business (1923), Nancy Ann (1924), Arms and the Man (1925), Chicago (1926), and Let Us Be Gay (1929). She was related to the Adler family, as a niece of Jacob Adler and cousin of Luther and Stella Adler.
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