Evelyn Nesbit divorced Harry Thaw in 1912. A year later she married Jack Clifford, a ragtime dancer with whom she had a stage act. Unfortunately, Nesbit seemed to be tarnished by her ex-husband's past. The public could not disconnect her reputation of "lethal beauty" with the "playboy killer" Thaw and the murder of her lover. Clifford's own identity became "Mr. Evelyn Nesbit" which he resented, eventually leading to their separation in 1918. They were not legally divorced until 1924.
See the article in the Chicago Tribune declaring their divorce here.
Dramaturgy for the Ragtime musical and novel.
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