'Harriet Vernon' (1858-1923) was an English actress and singer.
Born Harriet Maria Whitehouse in Lambeth, London, she first appeared on stage professionally in January 1875 and went on to become a regular performer in music hall, Victorian burlesque and pantomime in the 1880s and 1890s.
For more on her life and career, see the Wikipedia entry at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Vernonhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Vernon
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
In a career that spanned five decades, she also toured internationally, touring South Africa in 1896 and again in 1903.
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, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. : pp. F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.
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