Edith Mary Kingdon Gould (August 24, 1864 – November 13, 1921) was an American actress. She married George Jay Gould.
She worked as a stage actress until her marriage to George Jay Gould I. In 1908, she returned to acting, appearing in a one-act play opposite Frederick Townsend Martin. The play, Mrs. Van Vechten's Divorce Dance, was performed in the ballroom of the Plaza Hotel. Her performance was attended by Commodore Elbridge Thomas Gerry and his wife, Louisa Livingston Gerry, Mrs. Vanderbilt, Gladys Vanderbilt, Count Széchenyi, Ellen French Vanderbilt (wife of Alfred G. Vanderbilt), Mrs. Emily Vanderbilt Sloane, Marion Anthon Fish (wife of Stuyvesant Fish), Ruth Livingston Mills (wife of Ogden Mills), Anne Harriman Vanderbilt (wife of William Kissam Vanderbilt), and many others prominent in New York society. Edith and George hired Bruce Price, to build their home, which they called Georgian Court. The site is now Georgian Court University.
She married George Jay Gould I (1864–1923), a financier and railroad executive who led both the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad and the Western Pacific Railroad. Gould was the son of Jay Gould, who is considered one of the ruthless robber barons of the Gilded Age. Together, George and Edith had the following children: Kingdon Gould, Sr. (1887–1945), who married Annunziata Camilla Maria Lucci (1890–1961). Jay Gould II (1888–1935), a tennis player who married Anne Douglass Graham, a descendant of Hawaiian royalty. Marjorie Gwynne Gould (1891–1955), who married Anthony Joseph Drexel III (1887–1946), the son of Anthony Joseph Drexel, Jr. and grandson of Anthony Joseph Drexel. Helen Vivien Gould (1893–1931) who married John Beresford, 5th Baron Decies (1866–1945). George Jay Gould II (b. 1896) who married, and later divorced, Laura Carter. Edith Catherine Gould (1901–1937) who married Carroll Livingston Wainwright I (1899–1967). They divorced and she married Sir Hector Murray MacNeal. Gloria Gould (1906–1943) who married Henry A. Bishop II, and after a divorce married Walter McFarlane Barker.She died on November 13, 1921 at the golf course of their home at Georgian Court in Lakewood Township, New Jersey. After a private funeral at the Gould home, she was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, in the Jay Gould Mausoleum. Descendants. Through her daughter Edith, she was the grandmother of Stuyvesant Wainwright (1921–2010), a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.Through her daughter Helen, she was the grandmother of Arthur Beresford, 6th Baron Decies (1915–1992).
She was born in 1864 in Brooklyn, New York and educated in England. She was the daughter of Charles Dennis Kingdon and Mary Carter of Toronto, Ontario.
Movies & TV shows
Live, Love and Learn
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The White Angel
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She Couldn't Take It
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Once a Lady
A young Russian woman marries a wealthy Englishman, and has a daughter with him. After she has an affair with one of his friends, she is forced to leave Britain and moves to Paris. Many years later, h...
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