Parker, Lottie Blair

(1868-1937)
   A native of Oswego, New York, Lottie Blair Parker began her career acting opposite John McCullough, Mary Anderson, and Dion Boucicault before becoming a playwright of a dozen popular potboilers. Her plays include White Roses (1892), Under Southern Skies (1901), Lights of Home (1903), and The Redemption of David Corson (1906). Parker's greatest success, Way Down East (1898), was a Broadway and touring hit revised by Joseph Grismer and produced by William A. Brady and Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. This popular melodrama was a major silent motion picture triumph directed by D. W. Griffith in 1920.

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