Marie Lohr

Marie Lohr (28 July 1890 21 January 1975) was an Australian born film and stage actress, active on stage and in film in Britain.

Marie Lohr
Born(1890-07-28)28 July 1890
Died21 January 1975(1975-01-21) (aged 84)
Other namesMarie Löhr
OccupationActress
Years active1894–1968
Spouse(s)Anthony Prinsep
Parents

Biography

Marie Löhr was born in Sydney, New South Wales, to Lewis J. Löhr, treasurer of the Melbourne opera house, and his wife, the English actress Kate Bishop (1848–1923). Her maternal uncle, Alfred Bishop, along with her godparents, William and Madge Kendal, were also actors.[1]

Career

Her first stage appearance was in Sydney, aged 4, in The World Against Her. Her London debut (after the family's move to Britain), was at age 11, in Shockheaded Peter as well as The Man Who Stole the Castle. (Shockheaded Peter also starred Kate Bishop and George Grossmith Jr., and was produced at the Garrick Theatre in 1900.)[2] Her later stage-work included appearances in a 1929 London stage production of Beau Geste alongside Laurence Olivier, and in the original production of the 1930 play The Bread-Winner.

Her first film appearance was in the 1932 film version of Aren't we All?, and having appeared in several of George Bernard Shaw's works onstage — her subsequent films included two Shaw adaptations. She died at the age of 84, and was buried in the Brompton Cemetery in west London.

Filmography

References

  1. Higgins, Sydney. "Marie Löhr (1890-1975)". THE GOLDEN AGE OF BRITISH THEATRE (1880-1920).
  2. The Times, 27 December 1900, p. 8
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