Theatre Heritage Australia - Elisabeth Kumm
Elisabeth Kumm

Elisabeth Kumm

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:00

READ, Beaumont (1833-1910)

English operatic vocalist (counter-tenor). Born 1833, Dorset, England. Died 5 January 1910, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

On stage in England, Europe, USA and Australia.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 172, 270.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:58

RAINFORD, James H. (1846-1900)

Australian actor & manager. Born 15 November 1846, Meerut, India. Died 30 April 1900, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

On stage in Australia from 1868.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 175.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:56

QUINLAN, Thomas (1881-1951)

English opera producer. Born 10 March 1881, Bury, England. Son of Dennis Quinlan (railway clerk) and Ellen Carroll. Married Dora Collins, 4 July 1907, London, England (div. 1926). Died 20 November 1951, London, England.

Founder of Quinlan Opera Company in 1911, touring England, South Africa and Australia. Visited Australia in 1912 and 1913 for JC Williamson Ltd, performing many premieres including Puccini’s Girl of the Golden West.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 269.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:54

PRINCE, Victor (1879-1947)

Australian actor. Né Richard Victor Prince Lett. Born 1879, Hong Kong, China. Son of Howard Vernon (vocalist) and Mary Jane Walker. Died 2 July 1947, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, aged 67.

On stage in Australia, India, China, Japan and South Africa.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 222.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:53

POTTER, Mrs Brown (1857-1936)

American actress. Née Mary Cora Urquhart. Born 15 May 1857, New Orleans, USA. Married James Brown Potter, 1877, New Orleans, USA (div. 1900). Died 12 February 1936, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France.

On stage in England, America and Australia from 1886. Made several visits to Australia, 1890 and 1900-1901, with leading man Kyrle Bellew.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 195.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:51

PORTER, Caleb (1867-1940)

English actor. Né Caleb Thomas G Porter. Born 1 September 1867, London, England. Married (1) Jessie Hannah Neil, 1894, London, England, (2) Kitty de Legh (actress), 1922, England. Died 13 March 1940, London, England, aged 72.

On stage in England and Australia playing character roles.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 204.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:50

POLLARD, Tom (1857-1922)

New Zealand manager. Né Thomas John O'Sullivan. Born 28 April 1857. Son of John O'Sullivan (police constable) and Ann Furlong. Married Emily Albertina Pollard, 3 May 1884, Charters Towers, QLD, Australia. Died 30 August 1922, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Inherited control of New Zealand-based Pollard Opera Company in 1884 after death of father-in-law.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 219.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:48

PLIMMER, Harry (1867-1933+)

New Zealand actor & manager. Né John Henry Plimmer. Brother of Harcus Plimmer (actor). Married Josephine Plimmer (actress). Father of Denis Plimmer (screen writer).

On stage in Australia and USA from 1890s.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 251.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:47

PETERKIN, W.A. (fl. 1900s)

Scottish operatic vocalist (bass).

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 211.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:45

PERCY, W.S. (1872-1946)

Australian actor & vocalist. Né William Stratford Percy. Born 23 December 1872, Melbourne, Vic, Australia. Married Jessie Ramsay. Died 1946, London, England.

On stage in Australia, New Zealand, USA and England. Performed juvenile roles in G. & S. with Royal Comic Opera Company in 1890. After touring with Pollard Opera Company in 1891, he played leading comic roles in operetta and pantomime. Left Australia in 1914.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 172.

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