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Actors in role for the play 'Other People's Worries', on the West Pier, Brighton (Nanette de Moray as 'The Leader of the Orchestra'; Tommy Connor as 'Swabey'; Edward William Cudd as 'Major Ryecroft')

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Actors in role for the play 'Other People's Worries', on the West Pier, Brighton (Nanette de Moray as 'The Leader of the Orchestra'; Tommy Connor as 'Swabey'; Edward William Cudd as 'Major Ryecroft')

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1923
10 1/2 in. x 8 1/4 in. (266 mm x 210 mm) paper size
Given by Hubert John Leslie, 1975
Reference Collection
NPG D46424

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  • Hubert John Leslie (1890-1976), Silhouettist. Artist of 700 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Nicky Simmons

04 January 2018, 12:03

Edward W Cudd was Edward William Cudd (1862-1957), a repertory theatre actor whose wife Beatrice Maud and two sons, Leslie and Arthur, were also actors on the stage in England and Scotland between about 1899 - 1930.

Lady Eve

25 March 2016, 09:54

More of the cast of 'Other People's Worries'. The gentleman in the Wild West gear is Tommy Connor, who played a detective in the piece.
Nanette de Moray and her husband, Frank Macrae, were veterans of the Compton Comedy Company.
Edward W. Cudd was also a known rep. player.

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