Elisabeth Kumm

Elisabeth Kumm

Saturday, 29 April 2017 19:44

BROOKE, G.V. (1818-1866)

Irish actor & manager. Né Gustavus Vaughan Brooke. Born 25 April 1818, Dublin, Ireland. Married (1) Marianne Elizabeth Woolcott Bray (de facto), 1851, Birmingham, England, (2) Avonia Jones (actress), 1863, Liverpool, England. Died 11 January 1866, at sea.

On stage in England and Australia. Performing in Australia, 1855-1861. Business partner of George Coppin.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 21, 32, 165, 168, 285.

Saturday, 29 April 2017 19:42

BRETT, Edwin (1869-1934+)

English actor. aka Edwin J Brett. Married Emmeline Orford (actress).

On stage in Australia from 1908. Popular pantomime dame.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 276.

Saturday, 29 April 2017 19:40

BRAYTON, Lily (1876-1953)

English actress. Born 23 June 1876, Hindley, Lancashire, England. Married (1) Oscar Asche (actor), June 1898 (div.), (2) Dr Douglas Chalmers Watson, 1936. Died 30 April 1953, Bisham, Berkshire, England, aged 76.

On stage in England and Australia. Performing in London from 1900-1908, and in Australia 1909-1910, and 1911-1913, notably with husband Oscar Asche.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 267.

Saturday, 29 April 2017 19:39

BRAMLEY, Nellie (1890-1982)

Australian actress. Born 4 February 1890, VIC, Australia. Sister of Marguerite Adele (actress). Died 9 June 1982, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

On stage in Australia from 1910. Also films.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 215.

Saturday, 29 April 2017 19:37

BISPHAM, David S. (1857-1921)

American operatic vocalist. Born 5 January 1857, Philadelphia, USA.

On stage in England from 1890.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 295.

Saturday, 29 April 2017 19:30

BISHOP, Anna (1810-1884)

English operatic vocalist (soprano). Née Ann Riviere. Born 9 January 1810, London, England. Married (1) Henry Bishop (composer), 9 July 1831, (2) Nicolas-Charles Bochsa (harpist) (de facto), (3) Martin Schultz (diamond merchant), 1858. Died 19 March 1884, New York, USA, aged 74.

 On stage in England, Europe, Australia, South America and USA from 1831.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 18.

Saturday, 29 April 2017 19:28

BINDLEY, Pauline (1869-1955)

Australian actress & operatic vocalist (soprano). Née Pauline Gertrude Bindley. Born 1869, Bendigo, VIC, Australia. Daughter of Edward Allen Bindley and Pauline Catherine --. Unmarried. Died 4 July 1955, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

 On stage in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Toured with Paul Dufault and appeared for JC Williamson Ltd.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 275.

Saturday, 29 April 2017 19:26

BERNHARDT, Sarah (1844-1923)

French actress. Née Rosine Sarah Bernhardt. Born 22 October 1822, Paris, France. Married M Damala (actor), 1882. Died 26 March 1923, Paris, France.

 On stage in France, England, Australia and America. Visited Australia during 1891 as part of a world tour.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 197, 285.

Saturday, 29 April 2017 19:25

BENSO, Francisco (fl. 1870s)

Italian operatic vocalist (tenor).

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 232.

Saturday, 29 April 2017 19:23

BELLEW, Kyrle (1850-1911)

English actor. Né Harold Kyrle Money Bellew; aka Harold Kyrle. Born 28 March 1850, Prescott, Landashire, England. Son of Reverend Bellew. Married Eugenie Legrand (actress), 1873, Melbourne, Australia (div. 1888). Died 2 November 1911, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

 On stage in Australia, England and America. Made several visits to Australia: 1871-1875, 1890, and 1900-1901, the latter two with Mrs Brown Potter.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages [100], 129.

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