Adah Isaacs Menken

American actress, dancer, painter, and poet (1835-1868)

Adah Isaacs Menken (15 June 183510 August 1868) was an American actress, painter and poet.

Adah Isaacs Menken, age 19, 1854-55.jpg


  • I was born in Judaism, and have adhered to it through all my erratic career. Through that pure and simple religion I have found greatest comfort and blessing.


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