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Atkyns [née Walpole], Charlotte (c. 1758–1836), actress and political activist

Adrienne Scullion.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Politics. 1206 words.

Atkyns [née Walpole], Charlotte (c. 1758–1836), actress and political activist, was probably born in co. Westmeath, Ireland about 1758, according to her later biographers Frédéric Barbey...

Blythe, Ernest [Earnán de Blaghd] (1889–1975), politician and theatre director

Brian Maye.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Theatre. 1295 words.

Blythe, Ernest [Earnán de Blaghd] (1889–1975), politician and theatre director, was born on 13 April 1889 in Magheragall, Lisburn, co. Antrim, the eldest child of James and Agnes Blythe. He...

Bonnor, Charles (d. 1829?), actor and civil servant

Joseph Knight.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 617 words.

Bonnor, Charles (d. 1829?), actor and civil servant, was the son of a distiller in Bristol. After commencing his working life as apprentice to a coachmaker, he appeared on the Bath stage on...

Chambers, Sir Edmund Kerchever (1866–1954), theatre historian and civil servant

F. P. Wilson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 922 words.

Chambers, Sir Edmund Kerchever (1866–1954), theatre historian and civil servant, was born at West Ilsley, Berkshire, on 16 March 1866. He was the son of the Revd William Chambers (b....

Chapin, Alice (1857–1934), actress and suffragette

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Politics; Gender and Politics. 3 words.

See Chapin, Harold

Coppin, George Selth (1819–1906), actor and politician

[Anon.].

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; UK Politics. 1259 words.

Coppin, George Selth (1819–1906), actor and politician, born at Steyning, Sussex, on 8 April 1819, was the only child of George Selth Coppin (1794–1854) and his wife, Elizabeth Jane Jackson...

Donne, William Bodham (1807–1882), essayist and examiner of plays

Ruth Burridge Lindemann.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Theatre; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 862 words.

Donne, William Bodham (1807–1882), essayist and examiner of plays, was born on 29 July 1807 at Mattishall, near East Dereham, Norfolk, the only child of Edward Charles Donne (1777–1819),...

Douglas, Helen Gahagan

Marilyn Elizabeth Perry.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Theatre. 1862 words.

Douglas, Helen Gahagan (25 November 1900–28 June 1980), actress and politician, was born in Boonton, New Jersey, the daughter of Walter Hamer Gahagan, a civil and contracting engineer, and...

Fremantle, John Walgrave Halford, fourth Baron Cottesloe (1900–1994), arts administrator

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Theatre. 1399 words.

Fremantle, John Walgrave Halford, fourth Baron Cottesloe (1900–1994), arts administrator, was born on 2 March 1900 at Holton Park, Wheatley, Oxford, the second son and third child in the...

Gatti, Sir John Maria Emilio (1872–1929)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Theatre. 3 words.

See Gatti family

Hapgood, Norman

Charles Howard McCormick.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Politics; Theatre. 1286 words.

Hapgood, Norman (28 March 1868–29 April 1937), journalist, critic, and reformer, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Charles Hutchins Hapgood, a farm implement manufacturer, and Fanny...

Hatton, Bessie Lyle (1867–1964), actress, author, and suffrage activist

Alexandra Hughes-Johnson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Gender and Politics; Literature; Theatre. 1027 words.

Hatton, Bessie Lyle (1867–1964), actress, author, and suffrage activist, was born at Lansdowne Crescent, Claines, near Worcester, Worcestershire, on 22 November 1867, the youngest daughter...

Hobart, George, third earl of Buckinghamshire (1731–1804), theatre manager and politician

Matthew Kilburn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; UK Politics. 1533 words.

Hobart, George, third earl of Buckinghamshire (1731–1804), theatre manager and politician, was born in London on 8 September 1731, the eldest of the two sons (there were no daughters) of...

Holme, Vera Louise (1881–1969), actress and suffragette

Elizabeth Crawford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Politics; Gender and Politics. 800 words.

Holme, Vera Louise (1881–1969), actress and suffragette, was born on 29 August 1881 at 6 Lulworth Road, Birkdale, Lancashire, the daughter of Richard Holme, a timber merchant, and his wife,...

Larpent, John (1741–1824), examiner of plays

W. A. J. Archbold.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 567 words.

Larpent, John (1741–1824), examiner of plays, was born on 14 November 1741, the second son of John Larpent (1710–1797), later chief clerk to the Foreign Office, and his wife, Mary Ann, the...

Macauley, Elizabeth Wright (1785?–1837), actress and socialist

Barbara Taylor.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Political Theory. 593 words.

Macauley, Elizabeth Wright (1785?–1837), actress and socialist, was born in York, probably in 1785. Her father, a poor man, died when she was only two, leaving his family destitute....

Molony, Helena Mary (1883–1967), actress and Irish nationalist

Oonagh Walsh.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Ethnic Politics. 839 words.

Molony, Helena Mary (1883–1967), actress and Irish nationalist, was born at 8 Coles Lane, Dublin, on 15 January 1883, the daughter of Michael Molony, a grocer, and his wife, Catherine...

Moore, Eva [married name Eva Moore Esmond Jack] (1868–1955), actress and suffragist

Maroula Joannou.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Politics; Gender and Politics. 904 words.

Moore, Eva [married name Eva Moore Esmond Jack] (1868–1955), actress and suffragist, was born on 9 February 1868 at 67 Preston Street, Brighton, the eighth of ten children of Edward Henry...

Philipson [née Russell], Mabel (1887–1951), actress and politician

Duncan Sutherland.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; UK Politics. 863 words.

Philipson [née Russell], Mabel (1887–1951), actress and politician, was born at 1 Copeland Avenue, Peckham, Surrey, on 2 January 1886, the daughter of Albert Russell, a commercial...

Porter, Nyree Dawn (1936–2001), actress

Verena Wright.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Film; UK Politics; Television. 1410 words.

Porter, Nyree Dawn (1936–2001), actress, was born on 22 January 1936 in Napier, New Zealand, the first daughter and first child of Kenneth Norman Porter, master butcher and property...