Mary Ann Orger

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Mary Ann Orger
Mary Ann Orger et al.jpg
in Lock and Key in 1824
Born25 February 1788
Died1 October 1849
NationalityBritish

Mary Ann Orger or Mary Ann Ivers (25 February 1788 – 1 October 1849) she was a leading actress, playwright and the mother of the composer Caroline Reinagle.

Life[edit]

Ives was born in London in 1788. Her father was a musician and her mother was an actress who also allowed her daughter to appear. At a young age she was being carried on to the stage and she was on the playbill at the age of five.

By the age of fifteen she was admired by Thomas Orger who married her in 1804. She returned to the stage and in Edinburgh in 1806 she made £78 as a result of a benefit performance.

She was a leading actress and the mother of the composer Caroline Reinagle who was born in 1817.[1]

In 1807 she appeared in Glasgow as Caroline Sedley in James Kenney's False Alarm in a benefit for the singer and actress Rosoman Mountain.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patrick Waddington, ‘Reinagle , Caroline (1817–1892)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2007 accessed 14 March 2015
  2. ^ Joseph Knight, ‘Orger , Mary Ann (1788–1849)’, rev. J. Gilliland, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 14 March 2015