The photo above shows 18 year old Melbourne-born Mary Maguire with Basil Rathbone and Jane Bryan on a break during the making of “Confession” in 1937. I’m working on her story this year. The photographer is unknown. From the author’s collection.
This site is dedicated to some of the Australian actresses – and actors – who should be remembered, but are not. I became interested in these lost Australians because my mother in law was a school friend of Mary Maguire’s in Melbourne in the 1930s. In the late 1970s she asked me to find out what had happened to her. Unfortunately, by the time I found out, my mother in law had passed away, and Mary Maguire was long since dead.
I’ve often used the word actress in these accounts. The reader will appreciate that original sources have coloured this choice.
So far, short biographies are provided for
Saharet (Paulina Clarissa Molony).
Born Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 23 March 1878.
Died Battle Creek, Michigan, USA, 24 July 1964.
Born Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 5 January 1880.
Died place and date unknown (sometime after 1946).
Carrie Moore, (Caroline Moore). [snapshot only and links to other sources]
Born Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 31 July 1882.
Died Sydney New South Wales, Australia, 5 September 1956.
Daphne Pollard (Daphne Trott) and on Daphne and Alf Goulding
Born Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, 19 October 1891.
Died Los Angeles, California, USA. 22 February 1978.
Lotus May Thompson
Born Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia, 26 August 1904
Died Los Angeles, California, USA, 24 May 1963
Constance Worth also known as Jocelyn Howarth (Enid Joy Howarth).
Born Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 19 August, 1911.
Died Los Angeles, California USA, 18 October 1963.
Joan Winfield (Joan Marie Therese MacGillicuddy)
Born Melbourne, Australia 24 September 1918.
Died Los Angeles, California, USA, 16 June 1978.