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Donah Elizabeth Reed-Matthews (Benrimo)

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Joseph Benrimo and Edith Benrimo
Wife of Donah Benrimo-Reed-Matthews; Dr. B. (Benjamin?) R. Matthews and George Matthews
Ex-wife of Major-General Walter Lawrence Reed
Sister of J. Harry Benrimo; Barrow C. Benrimo; Harvey Samuel Benrimo and Tom Benrimo

Occupation: Stage actress, Writer clerk
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About Donah Benrimo

Donah Elizabeth Benrimo, a noted stage and vaudville actress of her day, from a talented showbiz family, originally from San Francisco, California, Donah performed on various Stock and Vaudville Circuts. After family being displaced by The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, Donah traveled and performed in various domestic towns and cities, she would later settle in the 1920's in The New York City Area, where she became an entertainment writer for The Brooklyn Eagle. Later she became a clerk at a theater agency and housewife during the time of The Great Depression of 1929.


  1. Repository University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division. Repository Collection J. Willis Sayre Photograph Collection Ph Coll 200
  2. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 Name: Miss Donah Benrimo Gender: Female Residence Year: 1908 Street address: 1576 Lincoln Residence Place: Denver, Colorado Occupation: Actress Publication Title: Denver, Colorado, City Directory, 1908 Source Information: U.S. City Directories, [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.
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Donah Benrimo's Timeline

August 1880
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States