Mabel Paige

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Mabel Paige
Mabel Paige 1899.jpg
Mabel Paige, "The Idol of the South", 1899
Born Mabel Paige Roberts
(1880-12-19)December 19, 1880
New York, New York, USA
Died February 9, 1954(1954-02-09) (aged 73)
Van Nuys, California, USA
Years active 1914-1953
Spouse(s) Charles W. Ritchie (1908-1931) (his death)

Mabel Paige (December 19, 1880 – February 9, 1954) was an American stage and film actress. She was born in New York, New York and began acting at age 4. She went on to appear in dozens of popular stage plays, including Little Lord Fauntleroy in 1892, Rip van Winkle in 1899, and At Cozy Corners in 1905. In the South, she became particular a favorite and was acclaimed as the "Idol of the South." Her Mabel Paige Theatrical Company toured the region for many years. She later acted in more than 50 films between 1914 and 1953. In her first silent films for the Lubin Company, she co-starred in romantic comedies with Oliver Hardy as her leading man. One of Paige's last appearances as an actress was on the CBS-TV sitcom I Love Lucy. That episode, "The Girls Go Into Business", aired on October 12, 1953, four months before Paige's death at the age of 73. She died in Van Nuys, California from a heart attack on February 9, 1954.

Selected filmography

Television appearances

"I Love Lucy", episode #68 (1953), "The Girls Go Into Business", as Mrs. Hansen


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