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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 15:43

MONTEZ, Lola (1821-1861)

Irish actress & dancer. Née Marie Dolores Eliza Rosanna Gilbert. Born 17 February 1821, Grange, County Sligo, Ireland. Died 17 January 1861, New York, USA.

Toured Australia 1855-1856, performing her notorious Spider Dance and other entertainments in Sydney and Melbourne and on the Victorian goldfields.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 270.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 15:41

MOFFAT, Winifred (1899-1969)

Scottish actress. Née Winifred Linck Moffat. Born 2 May 1899, Scotland. Daughter of Graham Moffat (actor) and Mrs Graham Moffat (actress). Died 22 April 1969, Cape Town, South Africa.

Visited Australia 1914-1915 for JC Williamson Ltd, appearing in the Scottish comedy Bunty Pulls the Strings and other plays.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 206.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 15:39

MELBA, Nellie (1861-1931)

Australian operatic vocalist (soprano). Née Helen Porter Mitchell. Born 19 May 1861, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Daughter of David Mitchell (builder) and Isabella Ann Dow. Married Charles Nesbitt Frederick Armstrong, 22 December 1882, Brisbane, QLD, Australia (div.). Died 23 February 1931, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Australia's most famous opera singer, studied under Pietro Cecchi and Mathilde Marchesi. Created a DBE in 1918 for 'services in organising patriotic work'.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 190, 196.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 15:38

McKEOWN, Edward (1882-1915+)

Australian operatic vocalist (tenor).

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 239.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 15:36

MAXON, Eric (1882-1963)

English actor. Né Eric MacKay. Born 1882, London, England. Died 1963, London, England.

On stage in England, USA and Australia from 1907.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 220.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 15:34

MATHEWS, Charles James (1803-1878)

English actor, manager & playwright. Born 26 December 1803, Liverpool, England. Son of Charles Mathews (actor) and Anne Jackson. Married (1) Madame Vestris (actress), (2) Lizzie Weston (actress). Died 21 June 1878, aged 74.

On stage in England, USA, Australia and India from 1835. Toured Australia, 1870-1871.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 32, 93, 265.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 15:33

MARR, Graham (fl. 1910s)

American operatic vocalist.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 249.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 15:31

MARINI, Alberto (fl. 1900s-1920s)

Polish operatic vocalist (tenor). Né Isador Merwish.

On stage in Europe, South Africa and Australia. Performing in Australia with Quinlan Opera Company during 1910s.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 181.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 15:29

MARCHESI, Mathilde (1821-1913)

German operatic vocalist (mezzo soprano) & teacher. Née Mathilde Graumann. Born 24 March 1821, Frankfurt, Germany. Married Salvatore Marchesi (vocalist), 1852. Died 17 November 1913, London, England.

Best remembered for tutoring Nellie Melba in Paris, prior to Melba’s debut at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels in 1887.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 243.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 15:27

MAJOR, Annie (fl. 1880s)

Australian actress.

On stage in Australia during 1880s with Royal Dramatic Company.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 93.

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