Person

Person Name Crabtree, Lotta
Alternate Names Crabtree, Lotta, 1847-1924 (Authority name) ,
Crabtree, Lotta Mignon (Stage name) ,
Little Lotta (Stage name) ,
California Diamond, The (Nickname) ,
California Pet, The (Nickname) ,
Crabtree, Charlotte (Birth name)
Gender Female
Cultural Identity American
Country(ies) of Residence United States
Birth Date 1847
Death Date 1924
Geographic Affiliations United States
Notes Lotta Crabtreee started her career as a child star, singing, dancing (her dancing instructor had been Lola Montez), playing the banjo, and acting in comedic roles in California mining towns in 1855. She moved to San Francisco in 1857, and became one of the most beloved performers the City has ever seen, as well as one of the richest actress of her time. In 1864, she moved on to a successful stage career in New York, but returned to San Francisco often. In 1875, she donated an ornate, 24-foot-tall bronze fountain to the San Francisco, to show her appreciation of the city that gave her her start.

Associated Items

Associated Productions 1879Aug24, Baldwin Theater, Little Nell and the Marchioness
Representations of person in components 1003873
Components associated with person 373, 1003888, 1003875