Tuesday, August 22, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: August 22

August 22, 1913 – Miss Ethel Green, a vaudeville headliner, and Donaldson S. Moorehead of Minneapolis, were married this evening at the Hotel Radisson by Rev. Andrew D. Stowe. The marriage was performed quietly because of the recent death of the bride’s father.

As Ethel Green, Mrs. Moorehead is known as one of the star “single” acts of the vaudeville stage. She appeared as the headliner on an Orpheum bill last February and has just returned from a tour of England, where she was strongly featured as the star attraction.

Headlining at the Orpheum in Minneapolis.1

She met Mr. Moorehead in Minneapolis upon the occasion of her appearance here a year ago. Miss Green’s home was in New York.

Dainty Ethel Green, the Sweetest Girl in Vaudeville2

Mr. and Mrs. Moorehead will reside in Minneapolis for a month, after which time Mrs. Moorehead has a theatrical contract to fulfill. This will be completed in May. She will then return to Minneapolis and the couple will make their permanent home here. Mr. Moorehead is a member of the firm of Wallace & Moorehead, surety bonds.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Stage Star Marries Here. Ethel Green, Vaudeville Headliner, Now Mrs. D. S. Moorehead of Minneapolis.”; Aug. 23, 1913; p. 1.


In case you’re wondering, Ethel and Donaldson’s marriage lasted until their deaths: Donaldson died in 1968 and Ethel in 1976.

1The Minneapolis Sunday Tribune; Society Section; Feb. 16, 1913; p. 8.

2The Courier; Harrisburg, Penn.; April 27, 1913; p. 6.


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