Anne Schafer
(1870-1957)

The imdb says she was the aunt of Eva and Jane Novak.  The first film that they list for Schafer is  1911, but the records often get a little spotty with these earliest stars because a lot of the information is simply lost or yet to be discovered.  Since Schafer would have been 41 in 1911 it is almost certain that there are plenty of earlier films yet to catalogued. Beside her name in the photo she is credited as having worked for Vitagraph.


 

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