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Blanche Oelrichs
Blanche Oelrichs

Blanche Oelrichs (October 1, 1890 - November 5, 1950) was an American poet, playwright, and theatre actress known by the pseudonym, "Michael Strange." Jump to: navigation, search October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in Leap years). ... 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Poets are authors of poems, or of other forms of poetry such as dramatic verse. ... Jump to: navigation, search A playwright is someone who writes for the theatre. ... Jump to: navigation, search Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...

Born Blanche Marie Louise Oelrichs, she was the fourth and youngest child of mining heir Charles May Oelrichs and Blanche Pauline Emilie DeLoosey. At "Rosecliff," her grandparents' opulent mansion in Newport, Rhode Island designed by renowned architect Stanford White, Blanche Oelrichs spent summers amidst the Astors, the Vanderbilts and numerous other wealthy elites of American society. Rosecliff is one of the fabled Gilded Age mansions of Newport, Rhode Island. ... Jump to: navigation, search A side street in Newport, Rhode Island, showing the historic buildings near the waterfront Newport is a city located in Newport County, Rhode Island, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Providence. ... Stanford White, 1853 - 1906 Stanford White (September 11, 1853 - June 25, 1906) was an American architect and the celebrity partner in the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White, the frontrunner among Beaux-Arts firms. ... The Astor family, founded by the German immigrant John Jacob Astor and his wife Sarah Todd, became the wealthiest family in the United States during the 19th century. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article details the family of Cornelius Vanderbilt. ...

On January 26, 1910, Blanche Oelrichs married Leonard Moorhead Thomas, the son of a prominent Philadelphia banker, with whom she had two children, Leonard Jr. (b. 1911) and Robin May Thomas (1915-1944). A Yale University graduate, her husband had worked in the diplomatic service in Rome and Madrid and served with the United States Army in Europe during World War I, earning the Croix de Guerre from the governmemt of France. Blanche Oelrichs involved herself as an activist for women's suffrage but her love for literature and poetry, especially the works of Walt Whitman, saw her begin writing verse of her own. Using the pen name Michael Strange, she had her first collection of poems published in 1916. Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Jump to: navigation, search For other uses, see Yale (disambiguation). ... Jump to: navigation, search City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Left-Wing Democrats) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,546,807 almost... Plaza de Cibeles (Cibeles square) and the Palacio de Comunicaciones (Communications Palace) Coat of arms. ... Jump to: navigation, search US Army Seal HHC, US Army Distinctive Unit Insignia The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... World map showing Europe (geographically) When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second-smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ... Jump to: navigation, search World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas World War I, also known as the First World War, the Great War, the War of... The Croix de guerre is a military decoration of both Belgium and France which was first created in 1915. ... Jump to: navigation, search The movement for womens suffrage, led by suffragists (commonly called suffragettes), was a social, economic and political reform movement aimed at extending the suffrage (the right to vote) to women, advocating equal suffrage (abolition of graded votes) rather than universal suffrage (abolition of all discrimination... Open Directory Project: Literature World Literature Electronic Text Archives Magazines and E-zines Online Writing Writers Resources Libraries, Digital Cataloguing, Metadata Distance Learning Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Classicism in Literature The Universal Library, by Carnegie Mellon University Project Gutenberg Online Library Abacci - Project Gutenberg texts matched with Amazon... Jump to: navigation, search Poetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I create) is a written art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. ... Jump to: navigation, search Walt Whitman Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist born on Long Island, New York. ... A pen name or nom de plume is a pseudonym adopted by an author. ...

Through her social activities, Blanche Oelrichs-Thomas met renowned actor John Barrymore and after divorcing her husband she married him in 1920. They had one child, Diana Blanche Barrymore, born in 1921. With drawings provided by John Barrymore, Blanche Oelrichs published a book in 1921 titled "Resurrecting Life." She then turned her writing skills to the creation of theatrical plays including a 1921 Broadway production titled "Clair de lune." Based on "L'Homme qui rit" by Victor Hugo, her play starred her husband and his sister Ethel Barrymore. It was made into a 1932 movie of the same name in France by director Henri Diamant-Berger. Jump to: navigation, search John Sidney Blythe (February 15, 1882 – May 29, 1942), better known as John Barrymore, became famous as a Shakespearean actor, lauded for his Hamlet. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events WIKIPEDIA EATS VAGINA January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Jump to: navigation, search Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... This article is about the street in New York City. ... Jump to: navigation, search DVD cover of the film adaptation. ... Jump to: navigation, search Victor Hugo Novelist, poet, and dramatist, Victor-Marie Hugo (February 26, 1802–May 22, 1885) is recognized as one of the most important French Romantic writers of the 19th century. ... In the play Carrots, c. ... Henri Diamant-Berger (June 9, 1895 - May 7, 1972) was a French Screenwriter, film director and producer. ...

Frequently apart from her husband due to his performing in New York and London, England, Blanche Oelrichs spent a great deal of time in Paris, France during the next few years. After returning to live in New York, she began acting in live theatre. After her marriage to John Barrymore ended in May of 1925 she performed on stage with a summer stock company in Salem, Massachusetts and appeared in two Broadway plays in 1926 and 1927. London — containing the City of London — is the capital of the United Kingdom and of England and a major world city. With over seven million inhabitants (Londoners) in Greater London area, it is amongst the most densely populated areas in Western Europe. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Jump to: navigation, search Seal of Salem, MA Salem is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ...

Another book of Oelrichs' poetry was published in 1928 under the title "Selected poems, by Michael Strange" and the following year she married a third time to the prominent New York attorney Harrison Tweed who later became Chairman of Sarah Lawrence College. During the second half of the 1930s Oelrichs hosted a poetry and music program on New York radio station WOR that gained a strong audience. In 1938 her daughter Diana Barrymore died at age thity-eight after a life of drug and alcohol addiction. In 1940, Blanche Oelrichs published her autobiography, "Who Tells Me True." In 1942 she and Harrison Tweed divorced and in 1944 her son Robin died at the age of twenty-nine. Founded in 1927, Sarah Lawrence College is a co-educational, four-year liberal arts college in the Lawrence Park section of Yonkers, New York, though it is located in the postal zone of Bronxville, New York, about thirty minutes north of New York City. ... WOR-AM is a class A (nighttime clear channel), AM radio station located in New York, New York, USA, operating on 710kHz. ...

Blanche Oelrichs passed away from leukemia in 1950 in Boston, Massachusetts. She was interred with her son in the Oelrichs family plot in the Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx, New York. Jump to: navigation, search Leukemia (leukaemia in Commonwealth English) are malignancies (cancers) of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal proliferation of white blood cells (leukocytes). ... Jump to: navigation, search For other instances of Boston, see Boston (disambiguation) Boston is the capital and largest city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. ... Located in The Bronx, Woodlawn Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in New York City. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States. ...


  • Miscellaneous poems by Michael Strange (1916)
  • Poems, by Michael Strange (1919)
  • Resurrecting Life (with drawings by John Barrymore) (1921)
  • Selected poems, by Michael Strange (1928)
  • Who Tells Me True (1940)

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