Louie Freear

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Louisa Freear (26 November 1871–23 March 1939) was an English actress and comedienne.

Louie Freear
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Louisa Freear

(1871-11-26)26 November 1871
Lambeth, London, England
Died23 March 1939(1939-03-23) (aged 67)
London, England
Other namesLouisa Shepherd
OccupationActress, comedienne

She was born in Lambeth, London, and was part of the Freear theatrical family; her parents were actor Henry Butler Freear and Mary Jane Freear (née Burke), a vocalist. Her brother Walter Freear was an actor, dancer and comedian, and brother Alfred worked as a musician.[1]

Described as "vital and diminutive",[2] she performed the role Flo Honeydew in The Lady Slavey (1894) and Puck in Herbert Beerbohm Tree's lavish 1900 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.[3] She was also a success in George Dance's comic opera, A Chinese Honeymoon, in 1901.[2]

In 1912, she married Charles Shepherd. She died in London in 1939.[4]


  1. ^ "Louie Freear Gets L800 Damages". The New York Times, 8/11/1900. [1]
  2. ^ a b Harold Scott, The Early Doors: Origins of the Music Hall, London, 1946, p.210
  3. ^ "A Midsummer Night's Dream" The Times of London, 1/11/1900.
  4. ^ "Louie Freear as Reggie in The Babes in the Wood, Theatre Royal, Manchester, Christmas 1898", Footlight Notes, 10 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2021

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