(1887–1940), actress. A native of Cincinnati, she made her debut as a chorus girl in Baltimore in 1899 in one of Milton Aborn's touring musical companies. After understudying and playing small parts in several Broadway musicals, she won attention in The Wild Rose (1902), which led to her being cast opposite De Wolf Hopper in Mr. Pickwick (1903). Clark remained with Hopper to be his leading lady in a 1904 revival of Wang, Happyland (1905), and The Pied Piper (1908). A series of short-lived assignments followed before she scored a major success as the pregnant wife Zoie in Baby Mine (1910). In 1912 she played opposite John Barrymore as Hilda in The Affairs of Anatol. Her last important assignment was the title role in the fantasy Prunella (1913). At the height of her career she left the theatre to become one of its first important stars to have a film career.
From The Oxford Companion to American Theatre in Oxford Reference.