Helena Modjeska

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Helena Modrzejewska (Polish pronunciation: [mɔdʐɛˈjɛfska]; born Jadwiga Benda, (12 October 1840 – 8 April 1909), known professionally as Helena Modjeska, was a Polish actress. She was known for performing many Shakespearean plays.[1] Modjeska was born in Kraków, Poland.

Modjeska died on 8 April 1909 in Newport Beach, California from Bright's disease at the age of 68.

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  1. Guide to the Ellen K. Lee Collection on Helena Modjeska and Orange County. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.

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