Cecilia (Cissy) Loftus (1876-1943)

Cecilia (Cissy)  Loftus (1876-1943)

THE GOLDEN AGE OF THEATRE (1880-1920) Cecilia (Cissie or Cissy) Loftus was born in Glasgow (GB) on October 22, 1876. Her father, Ben Brown, was part of the successful variety group, Brown, Newland & Le Clerc. Her mother, Marie Loftus (who was only eighteen when Cecilia was born) became a star of burlesque, billed as […]

Constance Collier (1878-1955)

Constance  Collier (1878-1955)

THE GOLDEN AGE OF THEATRE (1880-1920) Constance Collier (born Laura Constance Hardie in Windsor, Berkshire) was the only child of Auguste Cheetham Hardie (1853-1939) and Eliza Georgina Collier (1854-1914). Both were professional actors, although, certainly later in their careers, neither of them was very successful. According to J P Wearing’s The London Stage, 1890-1899, he […]

Gabrielle Ray (1883-1973)

Gabrielle Ray (1883-1973)

THE GOLDEN AGE OF THEATRE (1880-1920) (postcard, gloss, Philco, 3337C, c.1907) Gabrielle Ray was born Gabrielle Elizabeth Clifford Cook on April 28, 1883, in Stockport, Cheshire (UK). She grew up to be a much admired and frequently photographed musical comedy star who, at the height of her fame, was described by the Paris Temps as […]

Gertie Millar (1879-1952) – Part 5

Gertie Millar (1879-1952) – Part 5

THE GOLDEN AGE OF THEATRE (1880-1920) Gertie Millar’s Musical Comedies (1912-15)Click thumbs to enlarge The Dancing Mistress (1912/13)Gertie Millar as Nancy Joyce Beagles 644G (1912) Beagles 644L (1912) Beagles 644M (1912)

Gertie Millar (1879-1952) – Part 4

Gertie Millar (1879-1952) – Part 4

THE GOLDEN AGE OF THEATRE (1880-1920) Gertie Millar’s Musical Comedies (1910-11) The Quaker Girl(1910/11) Gertie Millar as Prudence Beagles 609O (1910) Beagles 609P (1910) Beagles 609V (1910)

Gertie Millar (1879-1952) – Part 3

Gertie Millar (1879-1952) – Part 3

THE GOLDEN AGE OF THEATRE (1880-1920) Gertie Millar’s Musical Comedies (1906-9)Click thumbs to enlarge The New Aladdin (1906/7)Gertie Millar Rotary 4361 (1906) Rotary 4261P (1906) Rotary 4261R (1906)

Gertie Millar (1879-1952) – Part 2

Gertie Millar (1879-1952) – Part 2

THE GOLDEN AGE OF THEATRE (1880-1920) Gertie Millar’s Musical Comedies (1901-5)Click thumbs to enlarge The Toreador(1901) Gertie Millar as Cora Rotary 3062 (1901) Wrench 1478 (1901)

Gertie Millar (1879-1952)

Gertie Millar (1879-1952)

THE GOLDEN AGE OF THEATRE(1880-1920) Gertie Millar was born in Bradford, Yorkshire (UK), in 1878. She grew up to be tall, thin and attractive with dark hair and large limpid eyes. She was also tough, determined and ambitious. Her stage career began as a singer and dancer in the many music halls of Yorkshire. Later, […]

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