MABEL HACKNEY - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 304505
MABEL HACKNEY The actress has signed with her married name, that of the husband who died with her in Canada's worst peacetime maritime accident Signature: "Mabel Hackney Irving", 3x1½ card, affixed to a 3½x2 card (2 surfaces). Mabel Hackney
Sale Price $90.00
The actress has signed with her married name, that of the husband who died with her in Canada's worst peacetime maritime accident
Signature: "Mabel Hackney Irving", 3x1½ card, affixed to a 3½x2 card (2 surfaces). Mabel Hackney (1880-1914) was a leading lady of the London stage who, in 1914, drowned with her husband, Laurence Irving, in the St Laurence River in the sinking of RMS Empress of Ireland, still Canada's most lethal peacetime maritime disaster (1,012 dead). Laurence Irving had apparently reached safety, but returned to the water seeking Mabel, who could not swim. She appeared in Becket, Faust, and many Shakespearean roles. She often performed opposite famed actor Sir Henry Irving. She played Shylock's daughter to Henry Irving's Shylock in The Merchant of Venice on Broadway in 1901, with Irving's son Laurence Irving as a Venice merchant. In 1905, Hackney married Laurence Irving, better known as a playwright than as an actor. Slightly soiled. Slightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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