Mabel Hackney Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: Circa 1880
Died: May 29, 1914 in At Sea aboard the "RMS Empress of Ireland"
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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. Hackney 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.   
Theater Credits
The Three Daughters of Monsieur Dupont - Performer (April 13, 1910 - May 1910), The Affinity - Performer (January 3, 1910 - January 1910), The Incubus - Performer (April 27, 1909 - April 30, 1909), The Merchant of Venice - Performer (October 21, 1901 - Closing date unknown)
  • 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). read more...

    Sale Price $90.00


  • MABEL HACKNEY On black-bordered mourning paper, the actress (who died in Canada's most lethal peacetime maritime accident) thanks club owner Luther Munday on behalf of her husband Laurence Irving Autograph Letter signed: "Mabel Hackney", 1 page, 4½x7. 10 [?] Road S W [London], no date. On black-bordered mourning paper to "Dear Mr. read more...

    Sale Price $288.00


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