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Actress

Annie Russell, British actress. famous in “Esmeralda” and George Parsons Lathrop’s “Elaine”. member New Theatre Co.

Background

Russell, Annie was born in 1869 in Liverpool, England. Daughter of Joseph and Jane (Mount) Russell.

Education

First stage appearance Montreal when 7. Afterward at New York in juvenile “Pinafore” company. Went to S. America and West Indies in varied repertoire.

Returned to the United States and joined Madison Square Theatre Company. Became famous in “Esmeralda” and George Parsons Lathrop’s “Elaine”. Retired for several years on account of ill health.

Has appeared in several leading rôles, since 1895. 1st appearance in London, 1898. Has since appeared as a star in “Miss Hobbs,” “A Royal Family,” “The Girl and the Judge,” “Mice and Men,” “Jinny the Carrier,” “Brother Jacques”.

Appeared in London, season 1906, creating title rôle of George Bernard Shaw’s play, “Major Barbara”. Played “Puck” in “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Astor Theatre, New York, 1906.

Career

Became member New Theatre Company, 1910, playing Viola in “Twelfth Night,” “Lady Teazle,” etc. Produced under own management, 1912-1914, a repertoire of classical plays including “Much Ado About Nothing,” Sheridan’s “Rivals” and “School for Scandal,” Goldsmith’s “She Stoops to Conquer,” a modern play by Paul Kester, “The Lady in the Case,” and “His Royal Happiness” by Mistress Everard Cotes. Played Rosalie La Grange, in “The 13th Chair,” for special Chicago engagement, September 1917.

Achievements

  • Famous in “Esmeralda” and George Parsons Lathrop’s “Elaine”.

Membership

Member New Theatre Co.

Connections

Married Oswald Yorke, English actor, March 27, 1904.

father:
Joseph Russell

mother:
Jane (Mount) Russell

spouse:
Oswald Yorke