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Louise Augarde

Louise Augarde (1884-86)

[Born Westminster, Middlesex 24 Feb 1863, died Brixton, Surrey 1 Aug 1909]

Louise Adele Augarde made her professional stage debut in 1882 in the comic operas Les Manteaux Noirs and Rob Roy.

She joined Mr. D'Oyly Carte's "C" Repertory Company on tour in 1884 as a member of the chorus, and assumed the small parts of Lady Ella in Patience and Celia in Iolanthe from April until July 1885.

In August 1885 she married fellow D'Oyly Carte artist Sebastian King. With her husband and her younger sister, Amy Augarde, she then traveled to America, appearing as a chorister in New York and Boston with the D'Oyly Carte’s First American Mikado Company (August 1885-May 1886). She left the Company upon her return to England to raise a family. Her first child was born in November 1886.

Louise Augarde returned to the London stage in the 1890s, playing the role of Margery in the Lyceum pantomime Robinson Crusoe, December 1895 to February 1896.

Further details on the life of Louise Augarde (King) may be found in "'Born to Music,' the Story of the Augarde Family in England," by Sandra M. A. Sardeson (Heritage Lincolnshire, 1999).

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