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Betterton [née Saunderson], Mary (c. 1637–1712), actress and acting teacher, was about twenty-five when she and Thomas Betterton (bap. 1635, d. 1710) obtained a marriage licence on 24 December 1662. Nothing is known of her childhood. According to John Downes, Mary Saunderson...


Elsie Fogerty (1865–1945) by Reginald Grenville Eves, 1937 © reserved; reproduced by courtesy of Central School of Speech and Drama, Embassy Theatre, London


Fogerty, Elsie (1865–1945), founder and principal of the Central School of Speech and Drama, was born at Sydenham, London, on 16 December 1865, the daughter of Joseph Fogerty (d. 1899), engineer and architect, of Dublin, and his wife, Hannah Cochrane (d...