Edith Day (April 10, 1896 - May 1, 1971) was an American actress best known for her roles in musicals. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Day made her Broadway debut in Pom-pom in 1916. Day then appeared in three silent films, The Grain of Dust (1918), A Romance of the Air (1918), and Children Not Wanted (1920). In 1919, she became a major star playing the title role in Irene. Five months into the run, she departed the cast to create the role in the London production.