Libbie Custer on the Big Screen

libbie-custer-blogIf you happen to see a 1926 silent movie called The Pottery Maker—a how-to-throw-a-pot flick—check out the elderly woman in black. She’s no actress, and no typical old lady.

She’s Libbie Custer, the widow of Col. George Armstrong Custer of Little Big Horn fame. Fifty years after his death, Mrs. Custer—a supporter of the arts in the New York City area—played the role of “Granny,” who took her “granddaughter” to a pottery studio.

So far as we know, it’s Libbie Custer’s only theatrical turn.

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