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Seymour Hicks

(1871—1949) actor, theatre manager, and author

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Ada Reeve

Ada Reeve  

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B. Adelaide Mary Reeve, 3 March 1874, London, England, d. 5 October 1966, London, England. Reeve appeared in pantomime at the age of four and at six played a dramatic ...
Aldwych Theatre

Aldwych Theatre  

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Chekhov might have enjoyed the irony: the London theatre that saw the first production in England of The Cherry Orchard (in 1911, six years after the 1,100-seater opened) became best ...
Bluebell In Fairyland

Bluebell In Fairyland  

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This ‘musical dream play’ opened at the Vaudeville Theatre in London on 18 December 1901. The book was by Seymour Hicks, who also starred with his wife, Ellaline Terriss, and ...
Catch Of The Season

Catch Of The Season  

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An early musical retelling of the Cinderella fable, The Catch Of The Season was presented by the renowned producer Charles Frohman, and starred one of London’s most familiar theatrical figures ...
Douglas Furber

Douglas Furber  

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B. Lewin Michael Sultan, 13 May 1885, London, England, d. 20 February 1961, London, England. After appearing successfully in shows in London, in 1924 Furber appeared on Broadway in André ...
Edward Knoblock

Edward Knoblock  

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(b. New York, 7 April 1874; d. London, 19 July 1943)Playwright. Knoblock spent his entire career in England, briefly as an actor, then as a writer. His most famous ...
Ellaline Terriss

Ellaline Terriss  

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B. Ellaline Lewin, 13 April 1872, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, d. 16 June 1971, Richmond, Surrey, England. After appearing in several frothy musical comedies on the London stage, Terriss became ...
Felix Aylmer

Felix Aylmer  

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(b. Corsham, Wilts, 21 Feb. 1889; d. Sussex, 2 Sept. 1979)Actor. His long and distinguished career on the West End stage (starting with Seymour Hicks in 1911) and in ...
George Edwardes

George Edwardes  

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(b. Clee, Lincs., 14 Oct. 1852; d. London, 4 Oct. 1915)Theatre manager, known as -the Guv'nor-. He created the glamorous Gaiety Girls chorus line after establishing musical comedy at ...
Gladys Cooper

Gladys Cooper  

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(b. Lewisham, London, 18 Dec. 1888; d. Henley, Oxon, 17 Dec. 1971)Actress and manager. She was a much photographed postcard beauty when she was in the chorus and later ...
Harry Graham

Harry Graham  

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B. Jocelyn Henry Clive Graham, 23 December 1874, London, England, d. 30 October 1936, London, England. Educated at Eton College and Sandhurst, Graham joined the Coldstream Guards, becoming ...
Jessie Matthews

Jessie Matthews  

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(b. London, 11 March 1907; d. Pinner, Middx, 19 Aug. 1981)Actress who rose to stardom via the revues London Calling! (London, 1923), André Charlot's Revue (New York, 1924) and ...
Julia Emilie Neilson

Julia Emilie Neilson  

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(1868–1957),English actress, wife of Fred Terry, whom she married while they were both appearing in Henry Arthur Jones's The Dancing Girl (1891), in which Julia scored a sensational success. ...
Leslie Stuart

Leslie Stuart  

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(b Southport, 1864; d Richmond, Surrey, 1928).Eng. composer and organist. Org., Salford Cath. 1879–86, and Church of the Holy Name, Manchester, 1886–93. Went to London 1895 where he became composer ...
Me and My Girl

Me and My Girl  

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The ‘Lambeth Walk Musical’ as it became known, opened at the Victoria Palace in London on 16 December 1937. L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber wrote the simple but endearing ...
Nancy Price

Nancy Price  

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(b. Kinver, Worcs, 3 Feb. 1880; d. Worthing, W. Sussex, 31 March 1970)Actress and manager who played hundreds of roles and directed more than 80 plays. She founded in ...
Oscar Asche

Oscar Asche  

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(b. Geelong, Australia, 26 Jan. 1871; d. Marlow, Bucks, 23 March 1936)Actor, director and manager. Made his London stage debut in 1893 and achieved success as an actor, often ...
P. G. Wodehouse

P. G. Wodehouse  

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(1881–1975), British humorist and musical-comedy writer. Pelham Grenville Wodehouse began his career by publishing school stories in The Captain and The Public School Magazine between 1902 and 1913. ...
Percy Greenbank

Percy Greenbank  

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B. 24 January 1878, London, England, d. 9 December 1968, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England. Like his older brother, Harry Greenbank, Percy worked first as a journalist before entering the theatre ...
Phyllis Dare

Phyllis Dare  

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B. Phyllis Constance Haddie Dones, 15 August 1890, London, England, d. 27 April 1975, Brighton, East Sussex, England. With older sister, Zena Dare (b. Zena Dones, 4 February 1887, London ...

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