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Monday, 01 May 2017 18:22

KAVANAGH, Albert (1866-1922)

English operatic vocalist (tenor). Né Mark Albert Kavanagh. Born 1866, London, England. Married May Billing (vocalist), 1898. Died 1922, London, England, aged 55.

On stage in England, USA, South Africa and Australia.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 227.

Monday, 01 May 2017 18:21

JOHNSON, G.A. (1844-1909)

English operatic vocalist (tenor). Né George Augustus Johnson. Born 1844, Bolton, Lancashire, England. Married Emily Elizabeth Huggins. Died 4 March 1909, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Grandfather of Gertrude Johnson (vocalist).

On stage in Australia from 1859, performing with Lyster, Montague Turner, Simonsen and Musgrove opera companies.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 232.

Monday, 01 May 2017 18:19

JENYNS, Essie (1864-1920)

Australian actress. Née Elizabeth Esther Helen Jennings. Born 5 October 1864, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Daughter of Charles Jennings (chemist) and Kate Arden (actress). Married John Robert Wood, 5 December 1888. Died 6 August 1920, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

On stage in Australia from 1879, most notably playing leads in her step-father WJ Holloway's Shakespearean company. Retired at the height of her career to marry the son of a wealthy Newcastle brewer.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 93.

Monday, 01 May 2017 18:17

JEFFERSON, Joseph (1829-1905)

American actor & playwright. Born 20 February 1829, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Married (1) Margaret Clements Lockyer, 1850, (2) Sarah Warren, 1867. Died 23 April 1905, Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

Noted American leading comic actor. On stage in USA and Australia. In Australia in 1862 performing in Sydney and at Princess’s and Haymarket Theatres in Melbourne, playing Rip Van Winkle, Dr Pangloss and Salem Scudder. Wrote autobiography.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 32, 177, 285.

Monday, 01 May 2017 18:14

IRWIN, Boyd (1880-1948)

English actor. Born 12 March 1880, Brighton, Sussex, England. Died 22 January 1957, Los Angeles, California, USA. On stage in Australia and USA.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 222.

Monday, 01 May 2017 18:12

IRVING, H.B. (1870-1919)

English actor & manager. Né Harry Brodribb Irving. Born 5 August 1870, London, England. Son of Henry Irving (actor) and Florence O'Callaghan. Married Dorothea Baird (actress), 1896. Died 17 October 1919, London, England. Father of Laurence Irving (designer) and Elizabeth Irving (actress).

On stage in England, Australia and South Africa from 1891, having initially studied law at New College Oxford. In Australia with actress-wife Dorothea Baird in 1911 for J.C. Williamson Ltd. He retired from the stage in c.1917 to resume his legal career, writing several notable publications.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 169, 172.

Monday, 01 May 2017 18:11

IRELAND, G.R. (1834-1913)

English actor. Né George Richard Ireland. Born 1834, London, England. Son of George Ireland (businessman & alderman of the City of London). Married. Died 24 June 1913, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Father of Harrie Ireland (actress).

On stage in Australia and England.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 170.

Monday, 01 May 2017 18:04

HUNTLEY, G.P. (1868-1927)

Irish actor & vocalist. Né George Patrick Huntley. Son of Frank Huntley (actor) and Mrs Frank Huntley (actress). Brother of Barbara Huntley (actress). Married Eva Kelly (actress). Died 21 September 1927. Father of G.P. Huntley Jr (actor).

On stage in Australia, 1904.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 265.

Monday, 01 May 2017 18:03

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.

Monday, 01 May 2017 18:01

HOWE, J.B. (1829-1908)

English actor & vocalist. Né Thomas Burdett Howe, aka James Burdett Howe. Son of Thomas Burdett Howe and Mary Ann Parkin. Married (1) Eliza Adelaide Bassett, 1862, London, England, (2) Julia Summers (actress) (de facto?). Died 13 March 1908, London, England.

On stage in London, New Zealand and Australia. Noted Shakespearean actor. Also performed in India with Lewis's Dramatic and Burlesque Company during 1871 and at the Bijou Theatre in Melbourne in 1882. Wrote autobiography, A Cosmopolitan Actor.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 175.

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