Allen Doone

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Allen Doone (Edward Allen) b. 3 Sep 1878, Amboy, Lee, IL (d. 4 May 1948) was an Irish-American tenor and comic who specialised in Irish romantic dramas. His parents were James Allen (b. 27 Mar 1852 Dungarvan County Waterford, Ireland. d. 13 Oct 1890 in Idaho) and Kate (b. 1855 Ireland). James came to the USA before 1876, obtained US citizenship in 1884 and was a jeweler by trade.[1] Allen Doone was survived by three sister and his widow (Edna Keeley Doone).

Biography[edit]

From 1909 to 1938, Allen had his own theatre company in Australia. He moved back to the USA where he died.[2]

He starred in the feature film The Rebel (1915).[3]

Select Theatre Credits[edit]

  • The Rebel (1913)
  • The Wearing of the Green (1914)[4]
  • Lucky O'Shea (1924)
  • Sweet County Kerry
  • Parish Priest
  • In Old Donegal
  • Molly Bawa

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Allen Doone Dies After Operation.". Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954) (Broken Hill, NSW: National Library of Australia). 12 May 1948. p. 2. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, p 53
  4. ^ "ALLEN DOONE.". Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954) (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 6 September 1914. p. 16. Retrieved 7 June 2012.