Rosie Boote

February 8, 2013

Rosie Boote (1878-1958),
English musical comedy actress and dancer,
who in 1901 married the 4th Marquess of Headfort
(photo: Bassano, London, circa 1897)

Rosie Boote looses a dancing shoe, 1896
‘There was an unrehearsed incident at the Leeds Grand Theatre the other evening. Miss Rosie Boote, a lively dancer with a facility for high kicking, was executing some vigorous steps when the shoe of her right foot flew high up into the auditorium, and it is supposed reached the dress-circle. The lady discontinued her dance, and was carried off the stage by an actor. The audience, however, uproariously demanded a reappearance, and Miss Boote, with one foot still shoeless, came hopping on to smile her acknowledgements. Doubtless some lucky fellow is treasuring the dainty shoe of the fair Boote as a memento of an unusual experience.’
(The Era, London, Saturday, 23 May 1896, p. 10b)

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