Violet Mary Tipton
26 July 1886
|Died||18 July 1956 (aged 69)|
|Spouse(s)||Edward Raylton Joicey MC 1921|
Her rise to fame came in April 1916 at the Alhambra Theatre in the musical/revue The Bing Boys Are Here. She was given the leading female part, Emma, opposite George Robey playing Lucius Bing. It became one of the most popular musicals of the World War I era.
Recording and film
She retired from the stage on her marriage on 22 September 1921 to Edward Raylton Joicey MC (1890–1955) and they had two sons, John and Richard. She returned to acting for the screen, appearing in Britannia of Billingsgate (1933), a musical based on the play of the same name by Christine Jope-Slade and Sewell Stokes, followed by Road House in 1934.
Research by the Kipling Society suggests that she was the thinly disguised music-hall singer upon whom Kipling modelled his character of "Vidal ("Dal") Benzaguen" in the humorous story "The Village That Voted The Earth Was Flat".
- W. A. Darlington, "Loraine, Violet (1886–1956)", rev. K. D. Reynolds, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 5 July 2006
- Wilson, Jason (6 November 2012). Soldiers of Song: The Dumbells and Other Canadian Concert Parties of the First World War. Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. ISBN 9781554588831 – via Google Books.
- Britannia of Billingsgate, a comedy film in four acts, by Christine Jope-Slade and Sewell Stokes, Samuel French Ltd: London 1931.
- "Violet Loraine".
- McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9781526111968 – via Google Books.
- There is a public-domain postcard picture available at http://www.kipling.org.uk/rg_villagevoted_notes.htm