June 19th People

June 19th

06-19-1856 – 01-22-1933 Elisabeth (Bessy) Marbury – Born in New York City, New York. She was a pioneering theatrical and literary agent and producer who representedElisabeth Marbury prominent theatrical performers and writers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She helped shape the business methods of the modern commercial theatre. Her clients included playwrights Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw. She was an early promoter of African American writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Marbury was a long time companion of Elsie de Wolfe (known as Lady Mendl), a prominent socialite and famous interior decorator for over 20 years. They lived openly in what many accepted as a lesbian relationship.

 

06-19-1951 Jim Ferlo – Born in Rome, New York . He was the first openly gay Jim FerloPennsylvania State Senator. Ferlo came out on September 23, 2014.

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