Ida Waterman

Ida Waterman (born Ida Shaw; March 10, 1852 – May 22, 1941)[1][2] was a stage and screen actress.

Ida Waterman
Ida Waterman, Elsie Ferguson, and David Powell in Lady Rose's Daughter (1920)
Ida Shaw

(1852-03-10)March 10, 1852
DiedMay 22, 1941(1941-05-22) (aged 89)
Years active1880-1926
Spouse(s)Joseph Francoeur
Fred Waterman

Waterman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She appeared some thirty or more Broadway productions between the late 1880s and early 1920s.[3] She played Elise Claremont in the 1889 farce-comedy Our Flat and the following year Mrs. Kirke in Men and Women opposite Maude Adams. In 1899 she was Mrs. Crawley in Becky Sharp (later made into 1934 film Becky Sharp) and in 1922 closed out her Broadway career playing Mrs. French in Lawful Larceny.[4][5]

Waterman was popular in numerous silent films in the teens and twenties as a supporting elderly actress much like Kate Lester. After decades of being a Victorian and Edwardian stage actress, Waterman moved into silent films in the 1910s.[6][7] She died in 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Selected filmography


  1. buried as Ida Francoeur; Retrieved September 1, 2016
  2. Resting Places:The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons by Scott Wilson; Foreword by Gregory William Mank, pages 791–792 c.2016 Retrieved September 1, 2016
  3. "Ida Waterman: ''North American Theatre Online''". Retrieved 2013-09-19.
  4. A History of the New York Stage, Volume 3 Thomas Allston Brown - 1903 - Page 433 (Google Books)
  5. The Broadway League. "Ida Waterman Internet Broadway Database". Retrieved 2013-09-19.
  6. Silent Film Necrology 2nd edition page 544; by Eugene M. Vazzano c.2001
  7. Who Was Who On Screen 3rd edition page 749; by Evelyn Mack Truitt c. 1983
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