Ferike Boros

Nagyvárad, Austria-Hungary [now Oradea, Romania]


Ferike Boros (3 August 1873 – 16 January 1951) was a Hungarian-born American stage and movie actress. Born in Nagyvárad, Austria-Hungary, in 1873, Boros was on stage starting in 1893. She moved to London in 1903, two years later appearing at Covent Garden. In Hungary, she performed in the National Court Theatre (NCT) in Budapest. In 1909, while still with the NCT, she visited the United States and Canada as part of a trip around the world to report on how dramatic productions were staged in each country that she visited. As she visited various theatrical managers in New York City, she regularly encountered rejection despite her official letter (written in English) from the NCT. In one office she was told, "Oh, Mr. Belasco is flooded with crazy communications from freaks and fakirs and cranks ..." After being well-coached in English and the conventions of American show business, she had a long career on the Broadway stage and in theatrical touring companies, from 1909 through 1927; thereafter she was seen in character roles in motion pictures. Boros died in her home in Van Nuys, California, on 16 January 1951, aged 77. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ferike Boros, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.