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Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt Ritchie (1819–1870)

Ritchie, Mrs. Anna Cora (Mowatt). An American novelist and dramatist; born (Ogden) in Bordeaux, France, in 1819; died in 1870. She came in early life to New York. A once-popular actress, she retired from the stage in 1854, and devoted herself to the production of romances and dramas, with no little success. Some of her books have been published under the pseudonyms of “Isabel” and “Helen Berkley.” They include: ‘The Fortune-Hunter’ (1842); ‘The Mute Singer’; ‘Fashion,’ a comedy (1847), which was very popular; ‘Evelyn’ (1845); ‘The Autobiography of an Actress’ (1854), the best known and most popular of her productions; ‘Mimic Life’ (1855); ‘Fairy Fingers’ (1865); ‘The Clergyman’s Wife’ (1867); and others.