Forbes-Robertson, Beatrice (1883–1967)

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Forbes-Robertson, Beatrice (1883–1967)

English stage actress. Born Sept 11, 1883, in England; died Mar 16, 1967; dau. of Gertrude (Knight) Forbes-Robertson and Ian Forbes-Robertson; m. Swinburne Hale.

Made stage debut as a walk-on in Manchester with Sir Henry Irving's company in Robespierre (1899), followed by Mamma; then toured with J. Forbes-Robertson, playing Ophelia and Desdemona, as well as Militza in For the Crown, among others; also appeared in such plays as Mademoiselle Mars, Letty (as Marion Allardyce), Saturday to Monday, and as Ophelia in Hamlet with Beerbohm Tree; accompanied Ellen Terry on her American tour (1906), making NY debut in The Good Hope, and later becoming a member of the New Theatre company in US; lectured on Shakespearean drama in US, Canada, and Great Britain.