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Iris Hoey
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Iris Hoey
Born(1885-07-17)17 July 1885
Died13 May 1979(1979-05-13) (aged 93)

Wilhelmina Iris Winifred Hasbach ("Iris Hoey") (17 July 1885 – 13 May 1979)[1] was a British actress in the first half of the twentieth century, both on stage and in movies.[2][3][4]

Iris Hoey (left), Lilias Waldegrave and Weedon Grossmith in Baby Mine, Criterion Theatre, 1911
Iris Hoey (left), Lilias Waldegrave and Weedon Grossmith in Baby Mine, Criterion Theatre, 1911

Early life

Iris Hoey was born in London, daughter of Wilhelm Anton Hasbach, a professor of political economy.[5][6]

Career

In the early part of her career, Hoey alternated performances in straight theatre alongside Beerbohm Tree with musical comedy with George Edwardes; she appeared in minor musical roles in Les P'tites Michu and the 1906 revival of The Geisha.[7]

Her first film appearance was in East Lynne (1922), an adaptation of the 1861 sensation novel by Mrs Henry Wood; during her busiest period of film work (the 1930s), in 1934 she appeared in the West End in the play Mary Read.

British actress Iris Hoey when small child wearing sailor suit
British actress Iris Hoey when small child wearing sailor suit

Personal life

Hoey married first, in 1911, Mashiter ("Max") Leeds (1883-1937), of Spring Grove, Bishopstoke, Hampshire, grandson of Sir Joseph Edward Leeds, 2nd baronet; they were divorced in 1922, having had a son, Joseph Mashiter Leeds (born 1912).[8][9][10]

She married Cyril Raymond in 1922; on 4 December 1923, their son, John North Blagrave Raymond (1923-1977), was born in Bristol; he was a journalist and literary editor of the New Statesman.[11][12]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1922 East Lynne Isabel Carlyle Short
1922 Tense Moments with Great Authors Isabel Carlyle (segment "East Lynne")
1931 Her Reputation Dultitia Sloane
1934 Those Were the Days Agatha Poskett
1935 Royal Cavalcade Waitress Uncredited
1936 Living Dangerously Lady Annesley
1936 One in a Million Mrs. Fenwick
1936 A Star Fell from Heaven Frau Heinmeyer
1936 The Tenth Man Lady Etchingham
1936 The Limping Man Mrs. Paget
1937 The Perfect Crime Mrs. Pennypacker
1937 Let's Make a Night of It Laura Boydell
1938 Jane Steps Out Mrs. Wilton
1938 Edgar Wallace's The Terror Mrs. Elvery
1938 Pygmalion Ysabel Social Reporter
1940 The Midas Touch Ellie Morgan
1940 Just William Mrs. Brown
1949 Poet's Pub Lady Keith
1950 The Girl Who Couldn't Quite Janet

External links

References

  1. ^ The Encyclopaedia of the Musical Theatre, Gi - N, Kurt Ganzl, Schirmer Books, 2001, p. 938
  2. ^ League, The Broadway. "Iris Hoey – Broadway Cast & Staff - IBDB". www.ibdb.com.
  3. ^ "Iris Hoey - Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
  4. ^ "Iris Hoey".
  5. ^ Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, 107th edition, vol. 2, ed. Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage Ltd, p. 2279
  6. ^ Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage, and Companionage, Kelly's Directories, 1920, p. 420
  7. ^ The Encyclopaedia of the Musical Theatre, Gi - N, Kurt Ganzl, Schirmer Books, 2001, p. 938
  8. ^ Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, 107th edition, vol. 2, ed. Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage Ltd, p. 2279
  9. ^ Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage, and Companionage, Kelly's Directories, 1920, p. 420
  10. ^ McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9781526111968 – via Google Books.
  11. ^ Johnson, Paul (3 June 2010). Brief Lives. Random House. ISBN 9781407089416 – via Google Books.
  12. ^ "John Raymond".
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