Minor Player / Variety Act for the week ending
Saturday, 8 March 2008

Emily Levettez (fl. 1870s-1890s),
English actress, as Prince Can-Can

Emily Levettez

a carte de visite photograph of Emily Levettez as Prince Can-Can
in an unidentified production, probably a pantomime

(photo: James Clark, Dover, Kent, England, probably late 1870s)

Emily Levettez has been noted as appearing in a number of plays, including Streets of London; or, The Real Poor of the World on a tour of the United Kingdom in 1882. She also appeared as the Duchesse de Vervier in J.T. Tanner and Herbert Keen's The Broken Melody for a single matinee performance at the Opera Comique, London, on 25 October 1894; this production, with Auguste van Biene in the leading role, was toured by him for several thousand performances.

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