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Kitty McShane (1898–1964)

Kathleen McShane was only 15, but must have been mature for her age, when she met and married Arthur Lucan, 26-year-old English comedian on tour in Ireland, in 1913. The act of Lucan and McShane was a music hall favorite for nearly 40 years. They gradually evolved the stage characters of Old Mother Riley (Lucan in drag) and her attractive daughter... See full bio »


(age 65) in London, England, UK

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She and Arthur Lucan performed in the show, "Twice Nightly Variety," at the Holborn Empire Theatre in Holborn, London, England with Sophie Tucker, The Western Brothers (George & Kenneth), Murray & Mooney, Paul Paetzold & Company, The Three Biltmorettes, Joe Milton and Anita Martell in the cast.

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Unlike her husband's well kept grave, there is no record of where Kitty is buried. Fans of the couple are spending 2007 hoping to locate her last resting place. See more »

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