Hugh C. Buckler

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Hugh C. Buckler (1881?-1936?) is the name of a British actor.

Mentioned under this name by D.C. Boonzaier (1923) as a promising young actor who visited Cape Town in 1904 as a member of the Frawley Company, inter alia playing "De Neipperg" in Madame Sans-Gêne (Sardou and Moreau).

Boonzaier says he lost track of Buckler after the Cape visit, but it is most probably be a reference to the stage and film actor Hugh Buckler (1881-1936)[1]. Buckler was born on 9 September 1881 in Southampton, Hampshire, UK and went on to make a number of films He died on 30 October 1936 in a motor accident, with his actor son John, in Malibu, California, U.S.


D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.418, 421,

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