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