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Elisabeth Kumm

Elisabeth Kumm

Elisabeth is a founding member of the Victoria Theatres Trust. Her series Pets of the Public was a regular feature of On Stage from 1999 to 2005, looking at “forgotten” nineteenth century performers. She continues to contribute articles for the THA website, and from 2018 has been editor of the THA Newsletter. As a theatrical historian and biographer she assisted Viola Tait with her book on pantomime – Dames, Principal Boys…and All That (published by Macmillan in 2001) and also worked with her on her memoirs I Have a Song to Sing (published by THA in 2018). Elisabeth has also undertaken research for the Riley/Hailes Scrapbook and JCW Scene Books projects. Most recently she has been working on the Falk Studios album project including acting as editor of The Falk Studios book (published by THA in 2021). 

Sunday, 30 April 2017

CHEVALIER, Albert (1861-1923)

English actor, vocalist & playwright. Né Albert Onesime Britannicus Gwathveoyd Louis Chevalier. Born 21 March 1861, London, England. Son of Jean Onesime Chevalier and Ellen Louisa Mathews. Married Florence Isabel Leybourne, 1894, Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, England. Died 10 July 1923, London, England, aged 62.

On stage in England and America from 1877. Noted music hall performer and Lion Comique from 1891.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 191.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

CHESTER, Maggie (fl. 1870s)

English actress.

On stage in Australia during 1870s.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 175.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

CHEEK, Muriel (d. 1947)

Australian operatic vocalist (soprano). Née Elizabeth Muriel Cheek. Daughter of Phillip Cheek (Gawler town inspector). Married AE Millhouse. Died 12 December 1947, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 249.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

CATHCART, Fanny (1833-1880)

English actress. Daughter of James Cathcart (manager) and Fanny Hubbard. Married (1) Robert Heir (actor), 1855, (2) George Darrell (actor), 1871. Died 3 January 1880, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Leading lady to GV Brooke in Australia during the 1850s.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 32.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

CARUSO, Enrico (1873-1921)

Italian operatic vocalist (tenor). Born 25 February 1873, Naples, Italy. Married (1) Ada Giachetti (de facto), (2) Dorothy Park Benjamin, 1918. Died 2 August 1921, Naples, Italy.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 243.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

CAREY, Eleanor (1852-1915)

Chilean-American actress. Married William F Blood (William F Blande), 4 January 1887, Mayor's Office, New York City, USA.

On stage in America and Australia from 1876.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 177.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

CARANDINI, Rosina (1844-1932)

Australian operatic vocalist and voice teacher. Born 27 August 1844, Hobart, TAS, Australia. Married Edward Hodson Palmer, 1860. Died 16 June 1932, South Yarra, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Toured Australia and New Zealand.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 175.

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