Blayney, May (1875–1953)

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Blayney, May (1875–1953)

English stage actress. Born July 6, 1875, in England; died Feb 10, 1953, in Johannesburg, South Africa; m. A.E. Matthews.

Made London debut as Kate Cunliffe in Lady Fortune (1892); spent many years under the managements of Charles Frohman, George Edwardes, Cyril Maude, Sir Charles Wyndham and Sir Herbert Tree, with greatest successes as Julie Alardy in The Little Damozel (1909) and Ann Whitefield in Man and Superman (1912); appeared on Broadway in The Walls of Jericho, Love Among the Lions, The Importance of Being Earnest and Chantecler.