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HUDSON, Thomas P (c.1850-1909)

American actor & manager. Né Thomas Pedder Hudson. Born c.1851, Brooklyn, NY, USA. Son of Samuel Hudson and Sarah Ann Morris. Married (1) Jane Pickering, 1874, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (2) Ada Maven (actress) (de facto), (3) May Habgood (pianist), 20 May 1888, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (4) Violet Gertrude Taylor (daughter of John Taylor of Sydney). Died 28 June 1909, Bournemouth, England, aged 60.

On stage in England from an early age. Toured throughout Australia, India, China and Japan with Hudson's Surprise Party. Was lessee of the Theatre Royal and Corinthian Theatres in Calcutta, and was manager for George Musgrove for a season of grand opera in 1901 and for Melba's tour in 1902.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 234.

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