Elisabeth Kumm

Elisabeth Kumm

Elisabeth is a founding member of the Victoria Theatres Trust. Her series Pets of the Public was a regular feature of On Stage from 1999 to 2005, looking at “forgotten” nineteenth century performers. She continues to contribute articles for the THA website, and from 2018 has been editor of the THA Newsletter. As a theatrical historian and biographer she assisted Viola Tait with her book on pantomime – Dames, Principal Boys…and All That (published by Macmillan in 2001) and also worked with her on her memoirs I Have a Song to Sing (published by THA in 2018). Elisabeth has also undertaken research for the Riley/Hailes Scrapbook and JCW Scene Books projects. Most recently she has been working on the Falk Studios album project including acting as editor of The Falk Studios book (published by THA in 2021). 

Thursday, 04 May 2017

LLOYD, Edward (1845-1927)

English operatic vocalist (tenor). Born 7 March 1845, London, England. Died 31 March 1927, Worthing, England.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 211.

Thursday, 04 May 2017

LINDEN, Vene (d. 1948)

Actress. Married EI Cole (actor/manager). Died 8 November 1948.

Performed with EI Cole’s Bohemian Dramatic Company 1890-1948.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 242.

Thursday, 04 May 2017

LINCOLN, Ruth (fl. 1900s-1910s)

English actress & vocalist. Married Fitzroy Brekall / Breckall (English settler in Bechuanaland & volunteer in General Botha's army in South Africa), 1915.

On stage in England and Australia. Brought to Australia in 1908 by Meynell and Gunn for Miss Hook of Holland.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 227.

Thursday, 04 May 2017

LEWIS, Martin (1888-1970)

English actor. Né Andrew Martin Lewis. Born 8 September 1888, Blackheath, Kent, England. Married Edna Arnold (actress), 22 July 1915, Bromley, England. Died 1 April 1970, Farnborough, Hampshire, England.

On stage in Australia, 1912-1915.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 220.

Thursday, 04 May 2017

LETHBRIDGE, Alice (1866-1948)

English actress & dancer. Née Alice Matilda Lethbridge. Born 1866, London, England. Married (1) HJ Turner (actor), 1889, (2) Thomas Reginald St Johnston (diplomat), 1906.

On stage in England and Australia.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 231.

Thursday, 04 May 2017

LESTER, Edwin (1851-1936)

American actor. Né Edwin Lester Kelly. Born 1851, New York City, New York, USA. Died 28 April 1936, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, aged 85.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 276.

Thursday, 04 May 2017

LESLIE, Fred A. (1882-1963)

Australian actor & dancer. Né Frederick William Daniel Stoneham. Born 1882, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Son of Frederick Hamilton Stoneham (Fred Leslie) and Phoebe Clayton. Married (1) Nellie Borthwick (dancer), (2) Alice Lydia Bench, 1926, VIC, Australia. Died 19 January 1963, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

On stage in Australia.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 222.

Thursday, 04 May 2017

LESLIE, Fred (1855-1892)

English actor & vocalist (baritone) playwright. Né Frederick George Hobson, aka AC Torr. Born 1 April 1855, London, England. Son of Charles Hobson and Sarah Pye. Married Louisa Agate, 1879. Died 7 December 1892, London, England, aged 37. Father of Fred Leslie (actor).

On stage in England and Australia. Prominent member of the London Gaiety Company.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 284, 285.

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