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Researching Actors and Actresses

A group designed for researchers who are working on those hard to find ancestors who worked on stage and film

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Latest Activity: Aug 24, 2020

This is photo of William leading a parade, I've been trying to date it, but haven't been successful yet.


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http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en
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http://www.lazervaudeville.com/SGhistory.html
http://www.musicals101.com/vaude1.htm

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Comment by Elizabeth Campbell on August 27, 2009 at 11:46am
Hi Kate~
Yes, this is him. He's shown on the 1861 Census as attending Charterhouse School, but I didn't have this reference. Thank you. I'm really curious about his life in America, though... I'll post a separate discussion.
Comment by Kate Steere on August 27, 2009 at 10:32am
Hi Elizabeth-
Doing a quick Google search, I see this reference:
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Page:List_of_Carthusians_1800-1879.djvu/225
Comment by Elizabeth Campbell on August 27, 2009 at 9:22am
Hi!
I'm new here. I'm looking for a relative named Henry Venn Brandram SMITH b. 1852-3 in Hong Kong and who emigrated from England to the US in 1892. On the 1920 census he is living at 661 - 8th Avenue, Manhattan, and his occupation is shown as an actor in moving pictures.
I would dearly love to find out more about him, and wonder if this 'career' (he had many...) might be a worthwhile avenue to explore. But how?
Comment by Kate Steere on August 26, 2009 at 8:39pm
Welcome, Richard. :) I'd be interested to hear more about Owen, especially how he started the Cotton Club.

Did Leila ever make a movie with Goldwyn?
Comment by Richard Allen Madden on August 26, 2009 at 8:29pm
I also have an infamous relative, whom my grandfather said was his 5th cousin. His name was Owen (Oney) Madden; His claim to fame was that he was the only ever Irish boss in the Italian Mafia, He started the Cotton Club in Harlem New York. Our relationship is through family legend.
Comment by Richard Allen Madden on August 26, 2009 at 8:26pm
I have 2 somewhat famous relatives involved with notariaty, One was Miss Bessy Van Ness (Madden) Mulligan; a stage performer in 1909 time frame. The other was Leila (Madden) Charles who was Mrs. Cleveland Ohio in 1922 and then went on to place 3rd in the America Beauty Pageant in Atlantic City, She was also taken to New York to be filmed Goldwyn Studios for a screen test. They also offered her a role in a motion picture.
Comment by Sonia Turner on August 26, 2009 at 3:13pm
You are quite right, Kate. It is 'Horton's Ice Cream' ! He then becomes a 'Commercial Clerk' ( Marriage Certificate) and 'Actor' ( Death Certificate)

On my grandfather's Marriage Certificate he lists his father as Louis Hope, deceased, occupation 'Architect'.

Sonia
Comment by Kate Steere on August 26, 2009 at 3:07pm
Hi Sonia-

I saw him on the 1891 census and saw his occupation was manager of Ice Cream store? I couldn't read the name of the store, but assuming he was a 'confectioner'?
Comment by Sonia Turner on August 26, 2009 at 2:51pm
Thank you so much, Maggie and Kate. That was quick ! I have his date of death and district so I will look in to where he might be buried.
Would not know, Kate, if he performed in the US. His last occupation followed that of architect and several other more lowly jobs.

Sonia
Comment by Kate Steere on August 26, 2009 at 1:47pm
Welcome, Sonia!

If you'd like to start a discussion above, and post the records and 'definite' information regarding Louis, that would be great. That way you can follow the thread more easily and see any clues as we find them. :) Also, please post any possible aliases.

Do you know if he ever performed in the US? I will try my likely sources and see what I can find!

Kate
 

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