Elisabeth Kumm

Elisabeth Kumm

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:07

REEVE, Wybert (1829-1906)

English actor & playwright. Born 1829, London, England. Died November 1906, England.

On stage in England and Australia from 1849. Provincial theatre manager in England, 1859-1879, and in Australia again 1879-1900 managing theatres in Adelaide.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 110.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:05

REEVE, Ada (1874-1966)

English actress & vocalist. Née Adelaide Mary Isaacs. Born 3 March 1874, London, England. Daughter of Samuel Isaacs and Harriet Seaman. Married (1) Bert Gilbert (actor), 1894, Nottingham, England (div.), (2) Wilfrid Cotton (manager), 14 July 1902, Maidenhead, England. Died 5 October 1966, London, England. Mother of Goodie Reeve (actress) and Bessie Hazlewood (actress).

Made numerous trips to Australia between 1897 and 1924, appearing variously for Rickards, McIntosh, JC Williamson, and Fullers.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 267.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:04

REES, Alice (d. 1923)

Australian operatic vocalist (soprano). Born Ballarat, VIC, Australia. Married Max Vogrich (composer), 1884, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Died 29 December 1923, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

On stage in Australia during 1880s. Studied under Lucy Chamber and sang in G&S, but retired soon after marriage.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 76.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:02

REBOTTARO, Alice (d. 1926)

Operatic vocalist (soprano). Married Achille T Rebottaro (Loprieno?). Died 1 April 1926, Blackburn, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

On stage in Europe, America and Australia. Performed in Australia with Simonsen’s Opera Company, achieving success in Lucia di Lammermoor and La Somnambula.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 235.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:00

READ, Beaumont (1833-1910)

English operatic vocalist (counter-tenor). Born 1833, Dorset, England. Died 5 January 1910, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

On stage in England, Europe, USA and Australia.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 172, 270.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:58

RAINFORD, James H (1846-1900)

Australian actor & manager. Born 15 November 1846, Meerut, India. Died 30 April 1900, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

On stage in Australia from 1868.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 175.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:56

QUINLAN, Thomas (1881-1951)

English opera producer. Born 10 March 1881, Bury, England. Son of Dennis Quinlan (railway clerk) and Ellen Carroll. Married Dora Collins, 4 July 1907, London, England (div. 1926). Died 20 November 1951, London, England.

Founder of Quinlan Opera Company in 1911, touring England, South Africa and Australia. Visited Australia in 1912 and 1913 for JC Williamson Ltd, performing many premieres including Puccini’s Girl of the Golden West.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 269.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:54

PRINCE, Victor (1879-1947)

Australian actor. Né Richard Victor Prince Lett. Born 1879, Hong Kong, China. Son of Howard Vernon (vocalist) and Mary Jane Walker. Died 2 July 1947, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, aged 67.

On stage in Australia, India, China, Japan and South Africa.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 222.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:53

POTTER, Mrs Brown (1857-1936)

American actress. Née Mary Cora Urquhart. Born 15 May 1857, New Orleans, USA. Married James Brown Potter, 1877, New Orleans, USA (div. 1900). Died 12 February 1936, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France.

On stage in England, America and Australia from 1886. Made several visits to Australia, 1890 and 1900-1901, with leading man Kyrle Bellew.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 195.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:51

PORTER, Caleb (1867-1940)

English actor. Né Caleb Thomas G Porter. Born 1 September 1867, London, England. Married (1) Jessie Hannah Neil, 1894, London, England, (2) Kitty de Legh (actress), 1922, England. Died 13 March 1940, London, England, aged 72.

On stage in England and Australia playing character roles.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 204.