Margaret Robertson married William Hunter Kendal while they were both in John Buckstone's troupe at the Haymarket Theatre, London. The two from that time on always performed together. Both were excellent managers, but Mrs. Kendal was always praised as the better performer. Both were especially praised for their parts in comedies. They retired from the stage in 1908 after many successful partnerships with various theatre owners. Kendal died in 1917. His wife was made Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1926 and in 1927 she was awarded the Order of the Grand Cross; both honors acknowledged a long career on the stage.

Mrs. W.H. Kendal
(1848-1935)
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