FANNY BROUGH - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/22 - HFSID 304471
Sale Price $162.00
The English actress, who debuted new plays of Wilde and Shaw, complies with an autograph request.
Autograph Letter signed: "Fanny/Brough", 1 page, 4¼x6½. Fallon [?] Road, September 22, n .y. To "Joseph Rich Esq.", in full: "I take much pleasure in complying with your request. I am yours truly". Paris-born English actress Fanny Brough (1852-1914) performed both dramatic and comedy roles, excelling at the latter. She made her stage debut in Manchester in 1869, playing Hamlet's Ophelia there that year, and she stepped on her first London stage in 1870. Brough was the first to play the role of Lady Markby in Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband (1895), and the first to play the title role in George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession (1902). In 1903, she toured the US with Charles Hawtrey. In 1891 she became the first President of the Theatrical Ladies' Guild, devoted to aiding indigent former actresses. Normal mailing folds. Light foxing. Lightly worn. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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