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Thomashefsky-Bessie - still image

Thomashefsky-Bessie - still image

The hugely popular actor Bessie Thomasheskfy played a wide variety of roles. She was in so many of the "Green Girl" and "Green Boy" plays ("green" referring to newly arrived immigrants) that she was called the "Salad Queen of Second Avenue."

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