About Sarah Crocker Conway
Sarah Crocker Conway (b. Ridgefield, Connecticut, 1834; d. Brooklyn, New York, April 1875) was an actress. She was a sister of Elizabeth Crocker Bowers, also an actress. She made her debut in Baltimore, Maryland in 1849, playing Parthenia and other leading parts. In May 1852, she married the actor Frederick B. Conway, and the two thenceforward acted together. In 1859, they opened Pike's Opera House in Cincinnati, Ohio with a first-class company, but the engagement was not profitable, and they returned to the east. In 1861, they visited England, and filled a short engagement at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London. After their return, they became star actors, and made an extensive and profitable tour. In 1864 Sarah leased the Park Theatre in Brooklyn, and subsequently the new Brooklyn Theatre, in which for nine years her husband played leading parts. Sarah Conway possessed a tall and graceful figure and an expressive countenance, and was a versatile actress and a popular theatre manager.