Lucia Chase was born to a high society family in Waterbury, Connecticut and was incredibly popular throughout high school. By participating in school theatre productions, Lucia earned the following quote in her high school yearbook:
“We feel that if she follows the stage as a profession, she will be unequaled.”
Lucia, unlike many of her female peers, decided to attend Bryn Mawr College following high school, at the age of 16. Lucia was invited to an astounding six senior proms at Yale University and remained a popular socialite in New England.
At 18, Lucia dropped out of college and moved to New York City to pursue acting. Her activities were often documented in the social section of the newspaper. It was around this point in her life when Lucia met Tom Ewing. After one week, the two were engaged. A short three months later and the two were married December 28, 1926.
Lucia Chase and Tow Ewing had a happy and loving marriage, Lucia giving birth to their first son, Thomas, in 1929 and their second, Alex, in 1931. Unfortunately, their relationship came to a tragic end when Tom died of pneumonia just two years after Alex’s birth.