#OTD in 1887 – Birth of actress, Molly Allgood, (stage name Máire O’Neill) in Dublin.

She was the fiancée of playwright John Millington Synge. She appeared in films from 1930-53, including Alfred Hitchcock’s film version of Seán O’Casey’s play Juno and the Paycock (1930). She made her American debut in New York in 1914 in the play General John Regan at the Hudson Theatre.

Molly Allgood by Women’s Museum of Ireland

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