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Edith Meiser; Actress and Radio Script Writer

Edith Meiser, 95, stage and film actress who wrote novels and radio scripts. A Detroit native who attended Vassar College, she made her Broadway debut in “The New Way” in 1923. She appeared in more than 20 Broadway shows over half a century, including “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” in 1960. Her films included “The Middle of the Night,” “It Grows on Trees” and “Queen for a Day.” Her writing career included scripts for Helen Hayes’ first radio serial, “The New Penny,” and for the 1930s “Sherlock Holmes” series. Miss Meiser served on the Actors Equity board of governors and chaired the Equity Library Theater. On Saturday in New York City of a heart attack.


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