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Family of George Barry LUPINO and Mary Georgina Gordon ANSTRUTHER

Husband: George Barry LUPINO (1884-1962)
Wife: Mary Georgina Gordon ANSTRUTHER (1879- )
Children: Florence LUPINO (1903- )
Elsie LUPINO (1911-1911)
Marriage 6 Feb 1904

Husband: George Barry LUPINO

Name: George Barry LUPINO1
Sex: Male
Father: George Hook LUPINO (1820-1902)
Mother: -
Birth 4 Feb 1884
Death 3 Aug 1962 (age 78) Burbank, California

Wife: Mary Georgina Gordon ANSTRUTHER

Name: Mary Georgina Gordon ANSTRUTHER1
Sex: Female
Father: Robert George BENNETT ( - )
Mother: Mary HENRY? PORTER? (1838-1908)
Birth 4 Mar 18792
Death "late 1940's"

Child 1: Florence LUPINO

Name: Florence LUPINO1
Sex: Female
Spouse: Sydney POOLE ( - )
Birth 1903

Child 2: Elsie LUPINO

Name: Elsie LUPINO
Sex: Female
Birth 1911
Death 1911 (age 0)

Note on Marriage 1

wedding seems to postdate birthdate of daughter Florrie

Note on Marriage 2

Mary Georgina birth certificate shows father as a colonel. rather=robert george bennettl mother = mary bennett formerly


henry.informant = Mary Bennett, High St, Hanwell

Note on Husband: George Barry LUPINO

family archivist


music hall performer

his father and grandfather were Italian scene painters

went to Australia for 30 hrs, and got divorced


Barry Lupino served some years as company comedian at the Britannia and then made extensive tours that included Australia (1913), South Africa, and the Far East. He excelled in pantomime and musical comedy, and he wrote or was coauthor of about 50 pantomimes, made numerous tours of the United States, and appeared in several films.



Born on February 4, 1916 in London, England Died on August 3, 1995 in Burbank, California, US


The Lupinos are one of England's most celebrated theatrical families. The earliest traceable Lupino, who spelled his name "Luppino", lived most probably in Italy, c. 1612, and billed himself as Signor Luppino. His descendant, George William (1632-93), a singer, reciter, and puppet master, went to England as a political refugee. His son, George Charles (1662-1725), was a performer and puppeteer at the age of eight. After the Restoration, the Luppino family was granted a license to play in the service of King Charles II. John Rich, the theatre manager and actor who originated the English pantomime, had as an apprentice a boy called George Richard Eastcourt Luppino (1710-87), whose son Thomas Frederick (1749-1845), the first to spell the family name Lupino, became a scenic artist and dancer. The family tree shows nearly all descendants to have been connected with the stage. George Hook Lupino (1820-1902) had 16 children, at least 10 of whom became professional dancers, two marrying into the family of the well-known actress Sara Lane, manager (1871-99) of the Britannia Theatre, London. Almost the last of the old-style clowns was George Hook's eldest son, George (1853-1932), born in a dressing room of the Theatre Royal, Birmingham, who was immediately carried onto the stage in swaddling clothes. He died at the age of 79, shortly after his last performance as the clown in a harlequinade, with his son Barry as Harlequin. His two brothers, Arthur (1864-1908) and Henry Charles (called Harry, 1865-1925), were well-known music-hall performers at the turn of the century. Arthur, an incomparable animal impersonator, was chosen by Sir James Barrie to be Nana, the dog, in the premiere (1904) of his play Peter Pan. Of George Lupino's children, Barry (1884-1962), besides being an actor, was the family archivist and Stanley (1894-1942) was a popular comedian who played variety for several years at the Drury Lane Theatre, London. Barry Lupino served some years as company comedian at the Britannia and then made extensive tours that included Australia (1913), South Africa, and the Far East. He excelled in pantomime and musical comedy, and he wrote or was coauthor of about 50 pantomimes, made numerous tours of the United States, and appeared in several films. Stanley, best remembered for his performances in revue and musical comedy, wrote plays, novels, and From the Stocks to the Stars (1934), a collection of reminiscences. His nephew Henry George (1892-1959), taking Sara Lane's name, was known under the stage name of Lupino Lane. Lane became a well-known cockney comedian and toured extensively in variety, musical comedy, and pantomime. In 1937 he scored a tremendous success as Bill Snibson in the British musical Me and My Girl, in which he created the "Lambeth walk," a ballroom dance supposedly representing the strut of the cockney residents of the Lambeth section of London. Stanley Lupino's daughter, Ida (1916-95), made her British motion-picture debut in 1932 in Her First Affair. As a child she acted in a model theatre built by her father, and she entered the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art at age 13. After her film debut, she appeared in several inconsequential roles before being cast as a vengeful prostitute in The Light That Failed (1939). That led to meaty roles in such films as They Drive by Night (1940), High Sierra (1941), The Sea Wolf (1941), Ladies in Retirement (1941), and The Hard Way (1942), for which she won a New York Film Critics award. With her second husband, Collier Young (her first husband was actor Louis Hayward), Lupino founded (1949) a production company and began writing scripts, tackling such controversial topics as rape, unmarried mothers, and bigamy. When the director of Not Wanted (1949) had a heart attack three days after filming began, she took over. Her official directing debut came a year later with The Young Lovers, and she followed that with several other gritty features. Especially notable were the 1953 films The Bigamist and The Hitch-Hiker. Lupino was a star (1952-56) of the dramatic television anthology "Four Star Playhouse" and appeared with her third husband, Howard Duff, in the situation comedy "Mr. Adams and Eve" for three seasons in the late 1950s. She also directed episodes of numerous television series, among them "The Untouchables," "Have Gun, Will Travel," "The Fugitive," "The Twilight Zone," and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents." The most notable of her later motion-picture performances came in Junior Bonner (1972).


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Mark: Barry left for Australia with a Connie Emerald who was said to be his sousin's wife.

Kurt: his wives were May, Gertrude Letchford, Doriel Phillips

Note on Wife: Mary Georgina Gordon ANSTRUTHER (1)

TMA described her as very pretty, with an equally pretty daughter.


She eloped at 17 with Barry Lupino

?already pregnant?

birth date deduced from being 17 at marriage in 1903


close to daughter Florrie - 'like a couple of sisters'


TMAH said that she 'often stayed with my aunt Georgina in Brixton'



Stage name 'May Gordon' (mark)


After Barry Lupino divorced her, she lived with Fred Giles, though

Mark thinks they were never married.


"I often stayed with my aunt [Georgina] in Brixton" (TMAH A Life)


married 1902?(mark) 1904

Note on Wife: Mary Georgina Gordon ANSTRUTHER (2)

According to Barry Lupino's memoirs ("Call this the Prologue") she was Georgina May Gordon Anstruther-Anstruther, of Anstruther in Fifeshire, of an ancient Scotish family that dated back to the 1400's. (mark quotes)

Note on Wife: Mary Georgina Gordon ANSTRUTHER (3)

sometimes called May?

Note on Wife: Mary Georgina Gordon ANSTRUTHER (4)

(Cathy) she lied about her age throughout her life, reducing it by 3 years on her marriage cert. and in the end managing to lose 8 years, pretending to have been born in 1887.


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2"birth certificate of Mary Georgina Anstruther".