Virginia Harned

Virginia Harned (May 29, 1868[1] – April 29, 1946), born Virginia Hicks, was a noted American stage actress at the turn of the 20th century. She is mainly remembered for playing the title character in the 1895 Broadway premiere of the play Trilby based on George Du Maurier's novel of the same name. The play had previously premiered in England with an English actress.

Virginia Harned
Virginia Hickes

(1868-05-29)May 29, 1868
DiedApril 29, 1946(1946-04-29) (aged 77)
New York, New York
OccupationStage actress
Years active1888–1918
Spouse(s)Edward Hugh Sothern(1896–1910)
William Courtenay

Her second husband was E. H. Sothern,[2] who later married Julia Marlowe, and her third husband was actor William Courtenay, who appeared on stage with her several times and who left her a widow in 1933.[3]


  1. some sources give 1872
  2. "Edward H. Sothern Married; Virginia Harned Is Mrs. Sothern – Ceremony in Philadelphia". The New York Times, December 4, 1896
  3. Who Was Who in the Theatre: 1912-1976 compilation of the annual editions published originally by John Parker; page 1098 of volume 2 (D-H); 1976 books published by the Gale Research company]

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