Joyce Barbour

Joyce Barbour (1901–1977) was an English actress.[1] She was the wife of the actor Richard Bird.[2]

Joyce Barbour
Actress Joyce Barbour.jpg
Born(1901-03-27)27 March 1901
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Died14 March 1977(1977-03-14) (aged 75)
Northwood, Middlesex, England
OccupationFilm and Stage Actress
Spouse(s)Richard Bird

Barbour was born in Birmingham on 27 March 1901 the daughter of Horace and Miriam Barbour, her father was an assurance clerk and later a hotel manager. She made her first stage appearance in Birmingham as a pantomime fairy in 1914.[3] She first appeared on the London stage in 1925 at the Gaiety Theatre in the chorus.[3]

Her theatre work included the original productions of Rodgers and Hart's Present Arms (1928), and Spring is Here (1929) on Broadway; and the musical Ever Green (1930) in London's West End.[4][5] She also played in the original production of Noël Coward's Words and Music at the Adelphi Theatre, London, in 1932.[6] In 1950 she appeared in Esther McCracken's Cry Liberty.

Barbour married actor Richard Bird in 1931 in London.[7] She died on 14 March 1977 in Hospital at Northwood, Middlesex, aged 75.[3]

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  1. ^ "Joyce Barbour". Archived from the original on 2013-11-05. Retrieved 2011-12-11.
  2. ^ McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). "The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition". Oxford University Press – via Google Books.
  3. ^ a b c "Miss Joyce Barbour - A long career on the stage". The Times (59966). London. Thursday. p. 16. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ League, The Broadway. "Joyce Barbour – Broadway Cast & Staff - IBDB".
  5. ^ "Production of Ever Green - Theatricalia".
  6. ^ "Production of Words and Music - Theatricalia".
  7. ^ "Joyce Barbour Photo Gallery".

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