Bishop, Kate (b. 1847)

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Bishop, Kate (b. 1847)

English actress. Name variations: Kate Bishop Löhr; Kate Lohr or Loehr. Born Oct 1, 1847, in England; sister of Alfred Bishop; m. Lewis J. Löhr (treasurer of Melbourne Opera House in Australia); children: Marie Löhr (1890–1975, actress).

Made stage debut in a juvenile play in Bristol (1863); made London debut as Venus in Ixion (1866), followed by a string of appearances; was the original Violet Melrose in Byron's Our Boys, sustaining the part for over 4 years; appeared in Australia for many years and on tour with the Kendals.

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