Marie Housley

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Marie Housley (fl. late 1800s-early 1900s) was a British actress.

Biography

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

She visited South Africa in 1906 as a member of a comedy company performing in the Opera House, Cape Town under the auspices of the Wheeler Theatre Company from 27 August onwards. She made a particular impression as "the Duchess of Braceborough" in Mr Hopkinson (Carton). The company also included such fine performers as Herbert Greville, Wilfred E. Payne and the six year old Sylvia Edney.

Sources

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 1923. (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. 425-6

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