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Sadrene Storri

May 13, 2013

Sadrene Storri (1899-1918), musical comedy dancer
(photo: unknown, probably London, circa 1913)

This real photograph postcard of the dancer Sadrene Storri (otherwise known as Sadie or Saddie Storrie, daughter of Fred and Nana Storrie, both actors) was published by the Rotary Photographic Co Ltd of London (no. A.451-2) about 1913. It was in 1913 that she first made a wide impression for her dancing in The Pearl Girl. She was married in 1915 to George Cecil Murray Tinline (1895-1958), but died at the age of 19 in 1918. For further photographs of Miss Storri taken by Bassano, London, during 1913, see the National Portrait Gallery, London.

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‘HAMMERSMITH: NAZARETH HOUSE. – Through the great kindness and exertions of Mr. Fred Storrie (Staff Manager at the ”White City”) and of his little daughter, ”Saddie,” 275 of the children from Nazareth House, Hammersmith, were a few days ago admitted to the Exhibition and entertained by these good benefactors. To the great delight of the children they were allowed to remain to see the illuminations.’
(The Tablet, London, Saturday, 3 October 1908, p. 554a)

‘Is the Tango Doomed?
‘Very elaborate tango teas are announced for the Palace Theatre next week. Remarkable dresses are expected. Miss Sadrene Storri and Miss Kitty Mason will dance, and Mr. George Grossmith will dance and sing. The prices have been fixed at five shillings, which is quite a ”royal opera” charge for tango teas. Meanwhile people are already prophesying that Christmas will see the beginning of the end, so far as this craze is concerned.’
(The Daily Mirror, London, Saturday, 22 November 1913, p. 9c)

‘Miss Sadrenne [sic] Storri … will remain in the cast of the ”Bing Girls,” having failed to get her release for the new Empire revue.’
(The Daily Mirror, London, Wednesday, 26 March 1917, p. 12a)

‘Dancer Dead. – Admirers of graceful stage dancing will regret to hear of the death of Miss Sadrenne [sic] Storri, of the Shaftesbury and the Alhambra. Great sympathy will be felt with her husband, Mr. Cecil Tinline, an old Etonian, who was recently invalided out of the Cameron Highlanders with shell shock. Miss Storri was only nineteen.’
(The Daily Mirror, London, Tuesday, 30 April 1918, p. 6d)

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