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The Fairbanks Twins

Stage Name

Birth Name

The Fairbanks Twins Madeleine Fairbanks
Thanhouser Twins | The Flying Twins Marion Fairbanks

    Daughter's to a Civil War legend. The Fairbanks Twins were a sister tandem act. Started in Vaudeville and moved to Broadway performing in many plays. Later they would join the movies.

    They were also known as the Thanhouser Twins when they joined Thanhouser Films in 1912-1916 as well as being called the Flying Twins. It is said the only way to tell the twins apart is one had a birth mark. They had a brother named Robert Fairbanks.

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Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouses

Offspring

New York City (Madeleine) 11/15/1900 - 1/15/1989 Leonard Sherman n/a
New York (Marion) 11/15/1900 - 9/20/1973 McCormick Steele  
      Ray Smith  
      William Delph  

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Ballet n/a n/a
                 

Night Clubs

Theaters

Stage

n/a 1912 - Wieting Theater 1912 - The Prince Chap
      1914 - Little Theater, NY 1914 - Blue Bird
      1932 - Waldorf Theater 1914 - Mary Jane's Pa (Madeleine)
      George M. Cohen Theater 1914 - The Piper
      New Theater, NY 1914 - The Prince Chap (Madeleine)
            1915 - Snow White (Madeleine)
            1917 - Ziegfeld Follies
            1921 - Two Little Girls In Blue
            1924 - Little Nelly Kelly ( Marion)
            1925 - George White's Scandals ( Marion)
            1932 - Whistling in the Dark ( Marion)
            Alias Jimmy Valentine
            Claudia (Madeleine)
            Mercenary Mary ( Madeline)
            Mother
            Mrs. Wiggs of Cabbage Patch
            Ritz Revue (Madeleine)
            Salomy Jane
            The Grab Bag (Madeleine)

Films

Television

Publications

1912 - The Twins n/a 5/19/1914 - Reel Life
1913 - Life's Pathway       9/1913 - Photoplay Mag.
1914 - Beating Back (Madeleine)       4/5/1989 - Variety Mag.
1914 - A Hatful of Trouble            
1914 - In Her Sleep (Madeleine)            
1915 - When Fate Rebelled            
1915 - The Flying Twins            
1915 - Fairy Fern Seed            
1916 - A Bird Of Prey            
1917 - The Baby and the Boss            
1922 - The Beauty Shop            
1929 - On With The Show            
1910s - Biograph Films            

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