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Actress

Emma Waller, British actress. famous characterizations include Queen Margaret in Richard III, Queen Katherine in Henry VIII; famous as female impersonator of Shakespearean male roles, especially Iago and Hamlet</td><tr><td class="label_burgverd11px"><b>Death</b></td></tr><tr><td> Died New York City, Feb.

Background

Waller, Emma was born in 1820 in England.

Career

Acted with husband in Australia, 1853. Made debut at Drury Lane Theater, London, Eng. Made American debut as Ophelia at Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, also played Lady Macbeth in Philadelphia.

Made New York City debut as Marina in the Duchess of Malfi, 1858.

Achievements

  • Famous characterizations include Queen Margaret in Richard III, Queen Katherine in Henry VIII. Famous as female impersonator of Shakespearean male roles, especially Iago and Hamlet</td><tr><td class="label_burgverd11px"><b>Death</b></td></tr><tr><td> Died New York City, Feb.