Elisabeth Kumm

Elisabeth Kumm

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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BEAUMONT, Armes (1842-1913)

English operatic vocalist (tenor). Né Edward Armes Beaumont. Born 15 December 1842, St Faith's, Norfolk, England. Son of Edward Beaumont (veterinary surgeon) and Sarah Hannah Lack. Unmarried. Died 17 July 1913, North Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

 On stage in England from 1848; Australia, 1861-1891. In WS Lyster’s Opera Company.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 232, 233, 291.

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BEATTY, May (1880-1945)

New Zealand actress & vocalist. Born 4 June 1880, Christchurch, New Zealand. Daughter of George Beatty and Emma --. Sister of Maud Beatty (actress). Married Edward Lauri (actor), 8 December 1908, London, England. Died 1 April 1945, Los Angeles, California, USA.

 On stage in Australia and England from 1890s. Performing in Australia, 1891-1906, 1923-1927, and 1928-1929.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 189, 233.

Saturday, 29 April 2017 19:12

BARRY, Katie (c.1869-1914+)

English actress & vocalist. Née Catherine Patricia Rafferty / Laverty. Daughter of. Sister of Mdlle Aenea (gymnast). Married Julius Scharmann (Brewer), 1908. Member of the Conquest family.

On stage in England, Australia and USA. On stage in Australia, 1892-1893, with London Gaiety Company. America from 1902. Retired from acting on her marriage.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 231.

Saturday, 29 April 2017 19:10

BARRETT, Wilson (1846-1904)

English actor, manager & playwright. Né William Henry Barrett. Born 18 February 1846, Essex, England. Son of George Barrett and Charlotte Mary Wood. Brother of George Barrett (actor), Robert Reville (actor) and Mary Brunell (actress). Married Caroline Heath (actress), 21 July 1866. Died 22 September 1904, London, England, aged 57. Father of Frank and Alfred, Ellen, Katherine and Dorothea (Dollie).

On stage in England, America and Australia from 1864.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 45.

Saturday, 29 April 2017 19:06

BARLOW, Billie (c.1820-1907)

Vocalist. Né Robert Barlow. Died 17 February 1907, Gympie, NSW, Australia, aged 87.

 Best remembered for his song 'Blue Tail Fly', which he sang before audiences in Australia, China and Europe.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 54.

Saturday, 29 April 2017 19:05

BARKER, Abie (1891-1961)

Scottish actor. Ne Abraham Barker. Born 9 March 1891, Glasgow, Scotland.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 206.

Saturday, 29 April 2017 19:03

BANTOCK, Claude (1875-1921)

English actor. Né Claude Ronald Bantock. Born 16 September 1875, London, England. Brother of Leedham Bantock (actor) and Granville Bantock (composer). Died 23 June 1921, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, aged 45.

 On stage in Australia from 1900 performing in musical comedy for JC Williamson Ltd.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 222.

Saturday, 29 April 2017 19:00

BALDASSARE, Domenico (fl. 1870s)

Italian operatic vocalist (bass). Married.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 232.

Saturday, 29 April 2017 18:56

ARNOLD, G. Villiers (1876-1921)

English actor & vocalist. Né George F.H. Arnold. Born 18 April 1876, London, England. Son of JA Arnold and Mrs Blanche Ellerman. Married (1) Florence Beech, 1902, Sheffield, England (div. 1910), (2) Pearl Ladd (actress), 11 September 1916, Wellington, New Zealand. Died 21 May 1921, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

 On stage in Australia, 1914, 1918, 1920.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 227.

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