William Anderson (theatre), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


William Anderson (theatre)

theatre manager in Australia

Date of Birth: 14-Jan-1868

Place of Birth: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Date of Death: 16-Aug-1940

Profession: theatre manager

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About William Anderson (theatre)

  • William Anderson (14 January 1868 – 16 August 1940) was a notable Australian theatre entrepreneur. He left school at age ten and eventually found work as a theatre manager, marrying the actress Eugenie Duggan.
  • He established two theatre companies, opened Wonderland City in Sydney and built the Kings Theatre in Melbourne.
  • He produced several classics of the Australian stage including Thunderbolt (1905), The Squatter's Daughter (1907) (which he filmed in 1910) and The Man from Outback (1909), as well as co-writing several plays. Anderson worked with such actors and writers as Edmund Duggan, Bert Bailey, Olive Wilton and Roy Redgrave and for a time his private secretary was Beaumont Smith.
  • The financial failure of Wonderland City cost him his personal fortune, but he remained involved in theatre productions until the end of his life.

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