Phoebe Cohen (1894-95)

[Born London 16 Dec 1862, died New Rochelle, New York 8 Apr 1942]

Phoebe Cohen was a chorister with D'Oyly Carte Opera Company "E" from December 1894 to August 1895, appearing in the small part of Anna in Burnand and Sullivan's The Chieftain from February onward.She left the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company shortly thereafter and made her only known London appearance later that year as an extra in The Bric-a-Brac Will, a comic opera at the Lyric, October-December 1895.

The following year she was in New York, where he played Mrs. Honeycomb in the George Dance & Ivan Caryll musical comedy The Girl From Paris (Herald Square Theatre, December 1896-July 1897 and, again, August-September 1897).

Phoebe Cohen's mother was D'Oyly Carte contralto Fanny Harrison, and her father was Isaac Cohen, former managing director of the Crown and Pavilion Theatres in London. Phoebe's sister Katie toured for several years in the 1880's with the D'Oyly Carte organization.

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