Dolly Elsworthy, English variety actress and pantomime principal boyJune 9, 2013
Dolly Elsworthy (née Zoe Adelina Elsworthy Redgrave, 1876-1958), variety actress and pantomime principal boy
(photo: USA Studios, London and Provinces, circa 1910)
Miss Elsworthy was married in 1898 to Cyril William Doughty (1875-1946), a wine merchant.
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Grand Palace of Varieties, Sheffield, week beginning Monday, 27 February 1899
‘Miss Dolly Elsworthy, a vivacious songstress and dancer, gave a new addition to the history of Flo, the golden-haired damsel, which was thoroughly enjoyed. She afterwards detailed her troubles in a bicycle ride, and tearfully wanted to borrow a mount.’
(The Sheffield and Rotherham Independent, Sheffield, Tuesday, 28 February 1899, p. 8d)