Thursday, June 5, 2014

Dame Cecily Courtneidge - female comic acrobat, comedienne. One of Australia's 'first' female 'clowns'

" Cicely Courtneidge was born on April 1, 1893 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Esmerelda Cicely Courtneidge. Her father was from England"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYQNfMFs7uA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicely_Courtneidge

She returned to Australia briefly in a comedy musical Under the Counter (1943?).

Her fame arose in tandem with her husband http://laughterlog.com/2009/03/24/performers-cicely-courtneidge-and-jack-hulbert/