Contributor Nellie Kolle
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Other Names Nellie Frances Colley
Gender Female
Nationality English / Australian
Date of Birth 1891
Place Of Birth Sheffield
Date of Death 5 July 1971
Place Of Death Adelaide
Functions Actor, Comedian, Impersonator
Notes Nellie Kolle's stylish male impersonations were extremely popular on the Fullers' vaudeville circuit, and she also appeared frequently as principal boy in Fullers' pantomimes, She wrote much of her own material, and several of her songs were published.She worked on the Tivoli circuit in the 1940s. She settled in Adelaide, and appeared regularly at the Olde King's Music Hall theatre-restaurant until shortly before her death at 80. (Van Straten, Frank in Parsons, Philip, 1926-1993 and Chance, Victoria Companion to theatre in Australia. Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press, Sydney, 1995.)
Events

Actor

Gender Cross-dresser

Performer

Ella Airlie - Musical Director, Actor, Composer, Writer

Rosie Bowen - Choreographer, Dancer

Phineas Cohn - Costume Maker

Vince Courtney - Actor

Madame T Edwards - Costume Designer

Arthur Finn - Properties Master

Daisy Merritt - Actor

Dot O'Dea - Choreographer, Dancer

Queenie Paul - Actor

Nat Phillips - Producer, Writer, Actor

Belle Pollard - Actor

Charles Quealey - Set Designer

Roy Rene - Actor

Reg Robins - Scenic Artist

G. Villiers Arnold - Actor

Morry Barling - Comedian

Syd Beck - Comedian

Peter Brooks - Actor

Iris Cattach - Soubrette

Dan Dunbar - Actor, Stage Manager

Buster Fiddes - Comedian

Andrew Flanagan - Magician

Frank Forde - Actor

Walter George - Producer

Jim Gerald - Comedian

Eddie Gordon - Circus Style Performer

Ronnie Hay - Choreographer

Pearl Ladd - Actor

Alta Lowe - Singer

Daphne Lowe - Vocalist

Horace Mann - Actor

George Nichols - Illusionist

Wallace Parnell - Producer

Fred Parsons - Writer

Gwen Parsons - Singer, Soprano

Mascotte Powell - Soubrette

Reg Quartly - Comedian

Stella Ranger - Actor and Singer

Terry Scanlon - Compere

Ethel Smith - Actor and Singer

Radford Stuart - Baritone

Lyla Thompson - Actor and Singer

Athol Tier - Comedian

Doris Tindall - Actor and Singer

Olga Varona - Tight-rope Walker

Miss Priscilla Verne - Actor and Singer

Walter Whyte - Actor

Joy Berriman - Actor

  • East Lynne, Olde King's Music Hall Restaurant, Adelaide, SA, 5 July 1967

Rosie Boxie - Actor

Gracie Boyd - Singer

Sylvia Budgen - Actor

  • East Lynne, Olde King's Music Hall Restaurant, Adelaide, SA, 5 July 1967

Dawn Butler - Actor and Singer

Dick Butler - Comedian

  • Step Lively, Tivoli Theatre, Broken Hill, NSW, 5 August 1933

Judith Chambers - Actor

  • East Lynne, Olde King's Music Hall Restaurant, Adelaide, SA, 5 July 1967

- Clarissa - Circus Style Performer

Frank Cleary - Circus Style Performer

Gloria Dawn - Singer

Barry Eggington - Producer, Adaptor

  • East Lynne, Olde King's Music Hall Restaurant, Adelaide, SA, 5 July 1967

Freda Elroy - Contortionist

J. Gardner - Xylophone

  • Step Lively, Tivoli Theatre, Broken Hill, NSW, 5 August 1933

George Gibson - Lighting Designer

  • The Bunyip, Grand Opera House (1916-1932), Sydney, NSW, 22 December 1916

Max Height - Actor

  • East Lynne, Olde King's Music Hall Restaurant, Adelaide, SA, 5 July 1967

Ron Hillinga - Set Designer

  • East Lynne, Olde King's Music Hall Restaurant, Adelaide, SA, 5 July 1967

Ernie Kelroy - Circus Style Performer

Ivy Kelroy - Circus Style Performer

Joan Kelroy - Circus Style Performer

Maimie Kendle - Dancer

  • Step Lively, Tivoli Theatre, Broken Hill, NSW, 5 August 1933

Tom King - Composer

Pauline Knight - Soubrette

  • Step Lively, Tivoli Theatre, Broken Hill, NSW, 5 August 1933

June Kuester - Performer

Bobby Le Brun - Producer, Performer

Jack Leyton - Tenor

  • Step Lively, Tivoli Theatre, Broken Hill, NSW, 5 August 1933

Marie Maxwell - Vocalist

  • Step Lively, Tivoli Theatre, Broken Hill, NSW, 5 August 1933

Neil O'Brien - Singer

W. Osborne - Orchestral Leader

  • Step Lively, Tivoli Theatre, Broken Hill, NSW, 5 August 1933

Shirley Polglase - Actor

  • East Lynne, Olde King's Music Hall Restaurant, Adelaide, SA, 5 July 1967

Gordon Poole - Actor

  • East Lynne, Olde King's Music Hall Restaurant, Adelaide, SA, 5 July 1967

Stan Porter - Conductor

Tommy Richard - Singer

Lily Strange - Costume Designer

Mary Taylor - Actor

  • East Lynne, Olde King's Music Hall Restaurant, Adelaide, SA, 5 July 1967

Violet Trevenyon - Actor

  • The Bunyip, Grand Opera House (1916-1932), Sydney, NSW, 22 December 1916

- Valento - Circus Style Performer

Hal Vincer - Conductor

Joe Wetless - Lighting Designer

Irene White - Actor

  • East Lynne, Olde King's Music Hall Restaurant, Adelaide, SA, 5 July 1967

Ben and John Fuller Limited

Daredevil Durkins

June & Jeanette

Sunshine Players

The Flying Kelroys

Tivoli Ballet

Tivoli Circuit (Australia) Pty Ltd

Tivoli Orchestra

Tivoli Swing Sisters

Charles Sleet Orchestra

Olde Kings Music Hall Restaurant

  • East Lynne, Olde King's Music Hall Restaurant, Adelaide, SA, 5 July 1967

Rebounding Ridgeways

Sorlie's Revue

The Flying Delmars

The Four Diabolos

The Ridgeways

Resources
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