Mary Jane Seaman
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|Mary J. Chippendale|
Mary Jane Seaman
|Born||Mary Jane Seaman
|Died||May 26, 1888|
Mary Jane Seaman was an actress who played in the provinces before playing Mrs Wellington de Boots in Joseph Stirling Coyne's comedy Everybody's Friend at the Theatre Royal, Manchester in October 1859. Under the name Miss Snowdon she made her first London appearance playing Mrs Malaprop in The Rivals at the Haymarket Theatre in 1863. In 1866 she married her fellow Haymarket actor William Henry Chippendale. She was at the Court Theatre in 1875, and at the Lyceum Theatre[disambiguation needed] in 1878. She took a company to Australia, on her return succeeded Mrs Stirling as Martha in Faust at the Lyceum, and accompanied Henry Irving to the United States.
She died on 26 May 1888 at Peckham Road, Camberwell, and was buried in Finchley cemetery. Attractive and buxom, she won acceptance as Dowager Lady Duberly in George Colman's The Heir-at-Law, Mrs Candour in Sheridan's The School for Scandal, and Mrs. Hardcastle in Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Knight, John Joseph (1901). "Chippendale, William Henry". In Sidney Lee. Dictionary of National Biography, 1901 supplement. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- Mary Jane Seaman, Mrs. W. H. Chippendale (1837?-1888) at picturehistory.com
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