Mary Byron

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Mary Byron (19**-1953) was a British actress and director.


As film actress she appeared as "Ada Figgins" in the film Hobson's Choice (1920)[1].

She died of cancer in 1953.

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

She was a regular visitor to South Africa in the period 1947-1951, usually brought out by Brian Brooke, to direct plays such as Night Must Fall, Clutterbuck, A Man About the House, Hedda Gabler, Charley's Aunt, Home at Seven and The Happiest Days of Your Life for the Brian Brooke Company.

She also produced Laura for the Cape Reps in 1948.


Brian Brooke 1978. My Own Personal Star: An Autobiography. Johannesburg: The Limelight Press, pp. 171, 178, 181, 197, 201, 218.

Undated clipping from Die Burger found in a scrapbook prepared by Sophie Snyman, student in Speech and Drama at the University of Stellenbosch, dated 1951.

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