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Moore, Maggie (1851–1926)

from Weekly Times (Melbourne)

Keen regret will be felt by playgoers all over Australia at the news of the death in San Francisco of Miss Maggie Moore. Only a few months ago J. C. Williamson Ltd. gave her a great benefit matinee at His Majesty's Theatre, after which she left for San Francisco, intending to spend the remainder of her days in the country where she was born.

In her 50 years association with the Australian stage she won a place in a public esteem that has never been shared by any other actor or actress, with the possible exception of Nellie Stewart. Her successes in "Struck Oil," "Arrah-na-Pogue" and "The Colleen Bawn" are still remembered by the older generation of playgoers. In her younger days she was an accomplished singer and dancer as well as a fine actress. But the quality which made her universally loved was her unfailing good humor and kindness.

Miss Moore was twice married, first to the late J. C. Williamson and afterwards to Mr H. R. Roberts (who died a few years ago).

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Sullivan, Margaret Virginia
  • Williamson, Maggie
  • Roberts, Maggie

10 April 1851
San Francisco, California, United States of America


16 March 1926
San Francisco, California, United States of America

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