Theatre Heritage Australia - Elisabeth Kumm
Elisabeth Kumm

Elisabeth Kumm

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:25

TERRY, Kate (1844-1924)

English actress; aka Mrs Arthur Lewis. Born 21 April 1844, England. Daughter of Benjamin Terry and Sarah Ballard. Sister of Ellen Terry (actress), Marion Terry (actress), Florence Terry (actress), Fred Terry (actor), Charles Terry (stage manager) and George Terry (theatre treasurer). Married Arthur James Lewis (of haberdashery firm Lewis & Allenby). Died 6 January 1924, London, England, aged 79. Mother of four daughters including actress Mabel Terry Lewis.

On stage in England.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 176.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:22

TERRY, Ellen (1847-1928)

English actress. Née Alice Ellen Terry. Born 27 February 1847, Coventry, England. Daughter of Benjamin Terry and Sarah Ballard. Sister of Kate Terry (actress), Marion Terry (actress), Florence Terry (actress) and Fred Terry (actor). Married (1) George Frederic Watts (artist), 20 February 1964, St Barnabas, Kensington, London, England (div. 1877), (2) EW Godwin (architect) (de facto), (3) James Carew (actor), November 1877 (sep. 1881), (4) James Carew, 22 March 1907, USA. Died 21 July 1928, Small Hythe, Kent, England, aged 81. Mother of Edith Craig (director & costume designer) and Edward Gordon Craig (actor & scenic artist).

On stage as a child. Henry Irving’s leading lady from 1878. Visited Australia 1914-1915 performing excepts from Shakespeare. Created Dame in 1925.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 9, 61, 176, 215, 271, 279.

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SWEENEY, Harry (fl. 1900s-1930s)

Australian actor. aka Harry Barfoot, Harry Mowbray.

On stage in Australia and USA. In America from 1908-1932 performing under the name 'Harry Barfoot'.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 222.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:11

SUSINI, Agusto (c.1824-1884)

Italian operatic vocalist (bass). Died November 1884, London, England, aged 60.

On stage in Australia in 1872 with Agatha States troupe and sang with the Lyster Opera Company.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 232.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:09

SULLIVAN, Barry (1821-1891)

English actor & manager. Né Thomas Barry Sullivan. Born 5 July 1821, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Son of Peter Sullivan and Mary Barry. Married. Died 3 May 1891 Sussex, England. Father of Amory Sullivan (actor).

On stage in England, Australia and USA from 1840. Performing at Theatre Royal, Melbourne, 1862-1866.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 93, 169, 170.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:08

SULLIVAN, Arthur (1842-1900)

English composer & conductor. Né Arthur Seymour Sullivan. Born 13 May 1842, London, England. Died 22 November 1900, London, England.

Popular composer of comic opera, particularly his collaboration with WS Gilbert.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 253.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:06

STUART, Carleton (1876-1948)

Australian actor. Né Carleton Harold Stuart. Born 1876, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Son of Frederick Charles Stuart and Elizabeth Amelia Hastings Clotworthy. Married Marion K Edwards, 1930, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Died April 1848, Sydney, NSW, Australia, aged 75. Father of Peggy Myee Jardine.

On stage in Australia from 1895.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 222.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:04

STIRLING, Mary (fl. 1910s-1920s)

Australian operatic vocalist (soprano). Daughter of Maggie Stirling (vocalist).

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 249.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:03

STIRLING, Mrs (1813-1895)

English actress. Née Mary Ann Hehl; aka Fanny Clifton; Lady Gregory. Born 29 July 1813, London, England. Daughter of Captain Hehl. Married (1) Edward Stirling (actor), (2) Sir Charles H Gregory. Died 28 December 1895, London, England. Mother of Fanny Stirling (actress).

Noted character and Shakespearean actress on the English stage.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 176.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:01

STEWART, Nellie (1858-1931)

Australian actress & vocalist. Née Eleanor Stewart Towzey. Born 20 November 1858, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Daughter of Richard Stewart Towzey (actor) and Theodosia Yates (actress). Married Richard Goldsbrough Rowe, 26 January 1884, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Died 21 June 1931, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

On stage in Australia from age of five. By 1883 she was playing leading roles in musical comedy and opera for Williamson Garner and Musgrove. Also performed in London during late 1890s. Toured with George Musgrove's company from 1902 including a trip to USA in 1906 that was ended due to San Francisco earthquake. Following Musgrove's death in 1916 she continued to perform in Australia.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 172, 296.

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