Julia Marlowe

(1866-1950) Sarah Frances Frost (Marlowe’s birth name) was born in England and came to the United States as a child in 1870. Her first stage appearance was in 1878 in Gilbert and Sullivan’s H. M. S. Pinafore. She was always popular with her audiences, and over the years became famous for her roles as Juliet, Viola, Rosalind, Beatrice, and Portia. After a stressful and failed marriage to and divorce from the ambitious actor Robert Taber, in 1904 Marlowe began performingRead more

Julian L’Estrange

(1878-1918) Not much can be found about Julian L’Estrange. He was an Irish-born actor and married actress Constance Collier in 1905. He became a victim to an influenza epidemic, and pneumonia in 1918. He performed with Beerbohm Tree’s company, particularly in Antony & Cleopatra.Read more

Dame Margaret “Madge” Kendal

(1848-1935) Margaret Robertson (Mrs. W. H. Kendal) 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, for a time in a company that included a young Ellen Terry in 1861. She and Terry became lifetime friends. Married in 1869, both were excellent managers, but Mrs. Kendal was always praised as the better performer. Both were especially praised for their parts in comedies. Madge,Read more