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1870-1908 Ella Wesner

2018-10-15T05:35:18+00:00

Years active
1870-1908

Stage Name // Legal/Birth Name
Ella Wesner, The Captain // Ella Wesner

Spouse – Helen Josephine (Josie) Mansfield (1847-1931)

Country of Origin
USA

Category
Ballet Dancer, Male Impersonator

Day Birth – Day Death
May 29, 1841 – November 10, 1917
(Buried at The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY)

Bio
Ella Wesner was from a family […]

1870-1908 Ella Wesner2018-10-15T05:35:18+00:00

1864 – 1904 Annie Hindle

2018-10-15T06:21:03+00:00

Years active
1864-1904

Stage Name // Legal/Birth Name
Annie Hindle

Category
Male Impersonator

Country of Origin
United Kingdom, England

Birth – Death
1847-Death unknown (1904 or after)

Bio
Annie Hindle was the first male impersonator to appear on variety stages in the US.  She came to the USA from England arriving in 1868. Prior to her arrival […]

1864 – 1904 Annie Hindle2018-10-15T06:21:03+00:00

1862-1901 Bessie Bonehill

2018-10-15T05:37:52+00:00

Years active
1862-1901

Stage Name // Legal/Birth Name
Bessie Bonehill & Jack Wellington (from the musical comedy “Playmates”)
Betsey Bonehill; her gravestone says “Betsey Smith otherwise Bessie Bonehill.”

Was married to:
Louis William Abrahams (had 3 children); and to William Robert Seeley (had 1 child)

Country of Origin
United Kingdom, England

Category
Male impersonator, Pantomime, and […]

1862-1901 Bessie Bonehill2018-10-15T05:37:52+00:00

1791-1795 Euphrosyne Löf

2018-10-15T05:38:09+00:00

Years active
1791-1795

Stage Name // Legal/Birth Name
Euphrosyne Löf

Country of Origin
Sweden, Stockholm

Category
Breeches Roles

Day Birth – Day Death
1772-1828

Bio

Euphrosyne Löf was the daughter of Johan Gottfrid Löf, a taffeltäckare (literally table coverer) at the royal court, and Catharina Charlotta Stålhammar. And she was the sister of the famed actress Fredrique […]

1791-1795 Euphrosyne Löf2018-10-15T05:38:09+00:00

1688-1709 Anne Bracegirdle

2018-10-15T05:38:17+00:00

Years active
1688 – 1709

Stage Name // Legal/Birth Name
Anne Bracegirdle

Country of Origin
United Kingdom, England

Category
Breeches Roles

Day Birth – Day Death
1673 – 1748

Bio

She was the daughter of Martha and Justinian Bracegirdle, who was believed to be a coachman. There are conflicting records on Anne’s life so the precise date […]

1688-1709 Anne Bracegirdle2018-10-15T05:38:17+00:00

1685-1723 – Susanna Centlivre

2018-10-15T06:24:22+00:00

Years active
1685-1723

Stage Name // Legal/Birth Name
Susanna Centlivre, Susanna Carroll

Category
Breeches Roles

Country of Origin
United Kingdom, England

Day Birth – Day Death
c. 1669 – 1723

Bio
Susanna Centlivre was an actress, poet, and playwright. She was widely considered one of the most influential female playwrights of the eighteenth century. Several of her […]

1685-1723 – Susanna Centlivre2018-10-15T06:24:22+00:00