Dorothea Baird in the title role of the original production of Trilby
|Born||Dorothea Forster Baird
20 May 1875
|Died||24 September 1933
|Spouse(s)||H. B. Irving (1896–1919)|
Dorothea Baird (20 May 1875 – 24 September 1933) was an English stage and motion pictures actress, and the daughter of Sir John Forster Baird, a prominent English barrister-at-law.
Her first stage appearance was with the Oxford University Dramatic Society in February 1894, when she played Iris in The Tempest. She went on to appear in a number of distinguished Shakespeare plays with her husband, H. B. Irving. She made her London debut in 1894 as Hippolyta in Ben Greet's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. In 1895 she played the lead role in Herbert Beerbohm Tree's stage play Trilby at the Haymarket Theatre, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by George du Maurier.
She portrayed Mrs. Darling in the original 1904 production of Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. In 1913 she retired from the stage and involved herself in charitable causes, especially with infant welfare. She and her husband HB had two children, Laurence Irving (1897–1988) and Elizabeth Irving (1904–2003)
- "Dorothea Baird". Stars of the Edwardian Stage. Retrieved 6 November 2006.
|This article about an English film actor or actress is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about an English stage actor or actress is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|