Markham, Pauline (d. 1919)

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Markham, Pauline (d. 1919)

English pantomime performer. Born Pauline Margaret Hill in East End of London, England; died Mar 20, 1919, in New York, NY.

Considered a great beauty, made professional debut at Manchester Theater in England in role of Oberon (1865); toured US with Lydia Thompson's pantomime group, performing in Ixion, the Man in the Moon, among others; appeared as Stalacta in revival of The Black Crook in NY (1868); performed mainly in US from then on, most notably in Chow Chow (1872), H.M.S. Pinafore, and East Lynne; published memoirs (1871).