Nina Boucicault

Nina Boucicault (27 February 1867 – 2 August 1950) was an English actress born to playwright Dion Boucicault and his wife, actress Agnes Kelly Robertson.[1] She had three brothers, Dion William (1855–1876), Dion Boucicault Jr. and Aubrey Boucicault, and two sisters, Eva and Patrice.

Nina Boucicault
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Nina Boucicault

27 February 1867
Died2 August 1950(1950-08-02) (aged 83)
Parent(s)Dion Boucicault
Agnes Kelly Robertson
Boucicault in 1899

Her debut was at the Louisville Opera House and as a child she performed with her father.[2] Beginning in 1892, she played Kitty Verdun in the original production of the hit comedy Charley's Aunt.[3] She was the first to play the title role in J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, beginning in 1904 at the Duke of York's Theatre.[4]

She retired from the stage in 1927, returning in 1935 and 1936 in Frolic Wind and Waste, respectively, while continuing her film career. She died at Hamilton Road, Ealing.[5] She was married three times: first to G. D. Pitman; then to E. H. Kelly; and finally to Donald Innes-Smith.[6]

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  1. ^ "Nina Boucicault". Oxford Reference. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ "Music and the Drama". The Week: A Canadian Journal of Politics, Literature, Science and Arts. 1 (13): 205. 28 February 1884. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  3. ^ Law, Jonathan (16 December 2013). The Methuen Drama Dictionary of the Theatre. A&C Black. ISBN 9781408131480.
  4. ^ Hanson, Bruce K. (30 June 2011). Peter Pan on Stage and Screen, 1904–2010 (2d ed.). McFarland. ISBN 9780786486199.
  5. ^ Law, Cheryl. Women – A Modern Political Dictionary, Bloomsbury (2000), p. 31
  6. ^ Parker, John. Who's Who in the Theatre: A Biographical Record of the Contemporary Stage, Pitman (1933), p. 282

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