Elisabeth Kumm

Elisabeth Kumm

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:09

OWEN, Margaret Dale (fl. 1910s)

American actress. Married Harry Corson Clarke (actor).

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 187.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:07

O'BRIEN, Stuart (1833-1883)

Irish actor & manager. Né Francis Stuart O'Brien, aka Frank Stuart. Born 1833, County Tipperary, Ireland. Died 25 August 1883, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

On stage in England, USA and Australia. Popular Irish comedian.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 175.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:05

NORDICA, Lillian (1857-1914)

American operatic vocalist (soprano). Née Lillian Allen Norton. Born 12 December 1857, Farmington, Maine, USA. Married (1) Frederick A Gower, 1882, (2) Zoltan Dohme (vocalist). Died 10 May 1914, Jakarta, Java.

Sang leading Wagnerian roles in Europe and America.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 247, 257.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:03

NICHOLLS, Agnes (1876-1959)

English operatic vocalist (soprano). Born 14 July 1876, Cheltenham, England. Daughter of Albert Chapman Nicholls (draper) and Fanny Elizabeth Vent. Married Herbert Hamilton Harty, 15 July 1904. Died 21 September 1959, London, England.

Visited Australia with Thomas Quinlan's opera company in 1912.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 253.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:02

NEWMAN, Jean (fl. 1900s-1920s)

Canadian operatic vocalist (soprano).

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 211.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:00

NERI, Mariano (fl. 1860s)

Italian operatic vocalist (tenor).

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 232.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 15:58

MUSGROVE, George (1854-1916)

English-Australian manager. Born 21 January 1854, Surbiton-on-Thames, England. Son of Thomas John Watson Musgrove and Fanny Hodson. Married (1) Emily Knight Fisk, 1874, St Kilda, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (2) Nellie Stewart (actress) (de facto). Father of Emily Musgrove and Rose Musgrove (actress); and Nancye Stewart (actress) with Nellie Stewart.

Moved to Australia with family in 1860s. One of Australia’s most prominent theatre managers as partner in the ‘triumvirate’ with JC Williamson and Arthur Garner, 1882-1890, and with Williamson, 1892-1899. As manager of own company visited San Francisco in 1906 at time of earthquake, where he and Nellie Stewart lost most of their scenery, costumes and props.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 244.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 15:56

MUKLE, May (fl. 1900s)

English cellist.

In Australia 1910s.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 211.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 15:55

MORRISON, Ethel (1881-1951)

New Zealand actress & vocalist. Née Ethel Mary Maginnity. Born 1881, Wellington, New Zealand. Daughter of John Maginnity. Sister of Ernest Edward Maginnity. Married John Francis Abel Staines, 1906, London, England (d. 1924). Died May 1951, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

On stage in Australia from 1900s, performing in opera, musical comedy and G&S for JC Williamson Ltd.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 229.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 15:53

MORRIS, Mrs Maesmore (1872-1952)

English actress. Née Gertrude Wilmot. Married Maesmore Morris (div. 1905).

On stage in England and Australia.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 247.