Julia Ellen Sackett

FatherAlbert Henderson Sackett (1861-1939)
MotherJeannette Sanderson
Marriage1907Tod Sloan3
Marriage1916Lieutenant Bradford Barnette4
Marriage1928Frank Crumit
Julia Sanderson Sackett
Julia Ellen Sackett, singer and actress, daughter of Albert Henderson Sackett and Jeannette Sanderson, was born in Springfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 20 August 1888.1,2 She died aged 86 in SpringfieldG on 27 January 1975.2 She married first in about 1907, Tod Sloan.3 They were divorced in 1913.4 She married second on 6 June 1916, Lieutenant Bradford Barnette, son of Rear Admiral W G Barnette.4 She married third in 1928, Frank Crumit.
     In 1900 Julia was living at 7th Street, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaG, in the household of her parents Albert and Jeannette, and was recorded in the census as Julia Sackett, aged 12 and born in Massachusetts.5
     In 1910 she was living at West 34th Street, Manhattan, New York CityG, in the household of her parents Albert and Jeannette, and was recorded as Julia E Sloan, a theatrical actress, married three years, aged 22 and born in Massachusetts.6
Sanderson, Julia [née Julia Sackett] (1887–1975), singer and actress. The doll-faced beauty, who was the leading musical star between the heydays of Lillian Russell and Marilyn Miller, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, and was the daughter of a popular actor, Albert Sackett. She made her debut as a child in Philadelphia with Forepaugh's Stock Company. After serving a five-year apprenticeship there she appeared in the chorus of several musicals before her big break came as De Wolf Hopper's leading lady in a 1904 revival of Wang. Important roles followed in both New York and London before she achieved stardom with her performance in The Arcadians (1910). Sanderson's other successes included The Siren (1911); The Sunshine Girl (1913); The Girl from Utah (1914), in which she introduced "They Didn't Believe Me"; Sybil (1916); Rambler Rose (1917); and The Canary (1918). In many of these shows she was co-starred with Donald Brian and Joseph Cawthorn. So popular was the trio that George M. Cohan saluted them with the song "Julia, Donald and Joe" in The Cohan Revue of 1916. After playing in Hitchy Koo, 1920, she joined her husband, Frank Crumit, in her last Broadway success, Tangerine (1921). Sanderson later toured in prominent roles in No, No, Nanette (1925) and Oh, Kay! (1927), then played with Crumit in vaudeville before retiring from the stage. Although she had a fine voice and was exceptionally comely, she lacked the verve and exploitive sex appeal of her contemporaries, either Lillian Russell or Marilyn Miller.

—"Julia Sanderson." The Oxford Companion to American Theatre. Oxford University Press, Inc., 2004. Answers.com (http://www.answers.com/topic/julia-sanderson).

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "9628. Julia Sanderson Sackett."
  2. Website Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Sanderson).
  3. Census.
  4. "Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851–2003" (Ancestry image), New York Times, 16 May 1916.
  5. 1900 United States Federal Census, T623_1457, p. 9B
    7th St, Philadelphia Ward 13, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Sackett, Albert, head, b. Mar 1871.
  6. 1910 United States Federal Census, T624_1044, p. 31A, FHL 1375057
    West 34th Street, Manhattan Ward 20, New York, New York
    Sackett, Albert H, head, 45, m1. 24y, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA, actor theatrical, house rented
    Sackett, Jeanette E, wife, 43, m1. 24y, 2 ch, 1 living, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA
    Sloan, Julia E, dau, 22, m1. 3y, no ch, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA, actress theatrical.
Appears inNotable Sacketts
Sackett line9th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
7th great-granddaughter of Simon Sackett the colonist
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited31 Jan 2023

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