Muriel Simonson at Jackson College 1924-1929

Later Life

Like many women of her generation, Muriel stayed home after marriage -- despite her talents and her outstanding achievements while at Tufts. Her parents did not approved of her wish to become an actress given the profession's questionable reputation and the economic hardships of the late 1920s. After graduating, Muriel briefly worked as an English high school teacher in Norwell, Massachusetts. Once married, her husband did not want her to continue working fulltime, however, and in the years to come Muriel only rarely taught as a substitute teacher. She played contract bridge, was involved in her church, volunteered, and actively supported her husband's career at Metropolitan Life Insurance. Muriel died November 14, 1987.