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. The photographer is unknown. From the author’s collection.
This site is dedicated to some of the undocumented Australian actors – who travelled to work overseas, particularly before World War II.
Of great interest to this writer is the extent to which these actors identified as Australians. Today, at a time of increased national consciousness, it perhaps suits our purpose to think they did. However, the reality is complex and the story seems far from clear.
So far… and in order of birth…
Norma Whalley (Birth name unknown)
Born Sydney, New South Wales, Australia c 1875-79
Died London, England, UK, 9 October, 1954.
Saharet (Paulina Clarissa Molony).
Born Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 23 March 1878.
Died Battle Creek, Michigan, USA, 24 July 1964.
Robert Greig (Arthur Alfred Bede Greig) and Beatrice Denver Holloway [In development]
Robert born Toorak, Victoria, Australia, 27 December 1879,
Died Los Angeles, California, USA, 27 June 1958.
Beatrice born Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 12 October 1884,
Died Los Angeles, California, USA, 22 November 1964.
Born Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 5 January 1880,
Died place and date unknown (sometime after 1946).
Carrie Moore, (Caroline Moore). [In development]
Born Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 31 July 1882,
Died Sydney New South Wales, Australia, 5 September 1956.
William Thomas and Emma Thomas
William born Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, 1 January 1889,
Died Boulder, Western Australia, 1969.
Emma born Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, 1885,
Died Sunshine, Victoria, 1963.
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.
Mary Macgregor (Francis Mary Macgregor)
Born Brisbane, Queensland,Australia, 16 August, 1904,
Died Mornington, Victoria, Australia, 17 March, 1954.
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 Joyce 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.
Mary Maguire (Helene Teresa Maguire) 1919-1938, 1939-1974, Epilogue
Born Melbourne, Australia, 22 February 1919,
Died Los Angeles, California, USA, 18 May, 1974.