Coghlan, Rose


Coghlan, Rose
(1851-1932)
   Born in Peterborough, England, Rose Coghlan performed as a child there and made her New York debut in 1872 at Wallack's Theatre. After performing in England again, she returned to Wallack's in 1877 as leading lady for nine years. The versatile actress could play intense melodrama or light comedy. Her brother Charles Coghlan wrote the romantic drama Jocelyn to feature her abilities. During her 1909-1910 season with the New Theatre company in New York, she played Paulina in The Winter's Tale and Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, among other roles.

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