19130422 Facing deportation

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19130422 Facing deportation - EDNA SOFTCU. San Francisco, Cli April 22, - It...
EDNA SOFTCU. San Francisco, Cli April 22, - It doesn't matter where or hen shs wss born. She it 25 years old now beautiful, talented cultured. She is English, but there is just the suggestion of French accent to her speech. Her name is Edna Loftus. Once she was a theatrical star, pampered, idolized and worshiped by the play - loving public of France and England. Today the faces deportation from the United States as an "undesirable." She tat in a visitor's dock at the immigration station on Angel island In Han Francisco bar. "Only yesterday I was a starj to day, I oh, well, why worry ,about things we can not help. Fate 'plays funny tricks with all of us. "I left Sacred Heart content tn France before I nna 17. At 18 I was a star. I ntter played small parts; I never suped." I mads a hit right from the today I would be sitting in a detention dock with Japanese, Chinese, French, Hermans anil Russians of the lower class I would hae called him crazy. Before 1 was ID I wat marned Gaby told me not to do it, but wouldn t listen to her. She ssid: 'ou are foolish You are young and you have a wonderful chance.' !jlie whs dight. She it famous tday and - 1 well "Gaby Deslys called me 'Jla petite Edna.' It was her pet name fur me. I can hear her now, hughing in her cheery way, chiding, mocking playfully at those about her as she 'made up for her act "Jly flrtt husband was Winfield O'Connor, the fsmous jockey. My life with him Wss very 'happy untj the other women came. She waa my dearest friend. I took her to my house to live, to be my companion, my comrade,

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  1. The Fort Wayne Sentinel,
  2. 23 Apr 1913, Wed,
  3. Page 3

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