IRVING, H.B. (1870-1919)

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English actor & manager. Né Harry Brodribb Irving. Born 5 August 1870, London, England. Son of Henry Irving (actor) and Florence O'Callaghan. Married Dorothea Baird (actress), 1896. Died 17 October 1919, London, England. Father of Laurence Irving (designer) and Elizabeth Irving (actress).

On stage in England, Australia and South Africa from 1891, having initially studied law at New College Oxford. In Australia with actress-wife Dorothea Baird in 1911 for J.C. Williamson Ltd. He retired from the stage in c.1917 to resume his legal career, writing several notable publications.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 169, 172.

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