Pauline Frederick

Pauline Frederick

Born Aug 12, 1883

Pauline Frederick was a leading Broadway actress who later became known for her motion picture work.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Pauline Frederick.


1883 Birth Frederick was born Pauline Beatrice Libbey (later changed to Libby) in Boston in 1883 (some sources state 1884 or 1885), the only child of Richard O. and Loretta C. Libbey. … Read More


1908 24 Years Old She legally changed her name to Pauline Frederick in 1908. … Read More
1909 25 Years Old 1 More Event
She briefly retired from acting after her first marriage in 1909, but returned to the stage in January 1913 in Joseph and His Brethren.
1913 29 Years Old Frederick then retired from acting, but returned after divorcing Andrews in 1913.


1915 31 Years Old A well-known stage star, Frederick was already in her 30s when she made her film debut in 1915. … Read More
1917 33 Years Old She married her second husband, playwright Willard Mack, on September 27, 1917. They divorced in August 1920.
1922 38 Years Old Her third husband was Dr. Charles A. Rutherford, a physician, whom she married in Santa Ana, California in 1922.


1924 40 Years Old Frederick filed for divorce in December 1924. Their divorce was finalized on January 6, 1925. … Read More
1930 46 Years Old 1 More Event
Frederick married her fourth husband, millionaire hotel owner Hugh Chisom Leighton, on April 20, 1930 in New York City.


1934 50 Years Old Frederick married for the fifth marriage was to an ailing United States Army colonel, Joseph A. Marmon, commander of the 16th Infantry Regiment, in January 1934. They remained married until Marmon's death on December 4, 1934.
1936 52 Years Old On January 17, 1936, Frederick underwent emergency surgery on her abdomen. … Read More
1938 54 Years Old 1 More Event
On September 16, 1938, Frederick suffered an asthma attack. … Read More
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