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Pattie Oliver (1834-1880), Actress

Martha Cranmer ('Pattie') Oliver

Sitter in 4 portraits
Oliver was the daughter of a scene-painter, and she appeared on stage for the first time when she was just six years old. She made her London début when she was thirteen. She became the leading actress in comedy and burlesque for several seasons at the Strand Theatre, where her parts included Amy Robsart in Ye Queen, ye Earl, and ye Maiden. Oliver became manager of the New Royalty Theatre in 1866 and opened with a revival of Taylor's The Ticket-of-Leave Man. Later that year she staged the hugely successful burlesque The Latest Edition of Black-Eyed Susan, or, The Little Bill that was Taken Up. The piece had an unprecedented run of over four hundred performances.

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P301(42)

Pattie Oliver

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, late 1850s
NPG P301(42)

P301(71)

Misses Wright and Oliver (Pattie Oliver)

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, late 1850s
NPG P301(71)

x21681

Pattie Oliver

by Ernest Edwards
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863-1867
NPG x21681

Ax7617

Pattie Oliver as Mrs Candour in 'The School For Scandal'

by Unknown photographer
woodburytype on card mount, 1872
NPG Ax7617