THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY
Marie Balfour (1881)
[Born Barrington, Nottingham, Notts. c.1856]
Marie Balfour, real name Mary Simkins, was a music hall performer, who had a brief stint as a touring chorister with the D'Oyly Carte organization. She was on tour with Mr. DOyly Cartes C Company in Yorkshire on 3 April 1881, at the time of the 1881 British census. She shared a music hall act with her brother, Albert Simkins, early in her career, before assuming her stage name around 1880.
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