Arts & Entertainment

Maria Ouspenskaya (1876-1949)

Lon ChaneyWilliam WylerFrankenstein (movie, 1931)
Maria Ouspenskaya and Lon Chaney Jr. in "The Wolf Man." Before the horror: The petite Russian actress and acting teacher defected to the U.S. in the early 1920s and became a respected Broadway star, later founding the School of Dramatic Arts in New York. In order to keep the institution... Scott Essman and Eric Hoffman Collections