Victor de Lacy (1887)

[Born Liverpool, Lancashire c.1848, died Worcester, Massachusetts 6 Jan 1922]

Victor de Lacy appeared on tour as Sir Roderick Murgatroyd with D'Oyly Carte's Third American Ruddygore Company in May 1887, replacing George Broderick, who had moved up to Sir Despard. De Lacy is reported to have made his first appearance in America in The Mikado, though it is unclear with what Company or in what role.

De Lacy made his only known appearance on the New York Stage in May 1888 taking a small role in a production of Chassaigne's opera Nadjy at the Casino.

He was best known as a character actor and vaudevillian. During the last six years of his life he had many engagements at the Grand Street Theatre, Worcester, Massachusetts. He died of suffocation as a result of leaking gas lamp valve in his room at a Worcester rooming house.

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