Thorndyke, Louise

ACTOR (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)
BORN 1862 - DIED 10 Dec 1956, New York City, New York: Manhattan
REAL NAME Thorndyke, Josephine Louise
GRAVE LOCATION Hastings-on-Hudson, New York: Mount Hope Cemetery, Jackson Ave & Saw Mill Road (Section 43)

Third wife of the actor Dion Boucicault. She was a young actress in her early twenties when he married her in Sydmey, Australia in 1885. He was 62 years old at the time. The marriage was scandalous because he hadn't formally divorced Agnes Robertson, allthough he claimed they were never legally married. Allthough the scandal wasn't over they succesfully appeared together in "The Jilt" at the Prince of Wales's in London in 1886. From 1886 to 1888 he they toured in the USA.

Boucicault was so happy with Louise that he decided to divorce Agnes. He lost most of his copyrights to finance the divorce. After it was finalised he married Louise again in New York in 1889. He died in 1890. She married a Mr. Cheney afterwards. In 1901 she appeared in Broadway in "Richard Savage" and in 1902 in "Mrs. Jack".

After she died in 1956 she was buried in Boucicault's grave in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Family
• Husband: Boucicault, Dion (1885-1890, Sydney)

Events
1890/12/19: Dion Boucicault interred at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson
His widow Louise was present. He had died in September and his body had been temporarily placed at a receiving vault at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Sources
Library Services - Information Services - University of Kent

Images

The grave of Dion Boucicault and Josephine Louise Thorndyke at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson.
Picture by Androom (13 Apr 2010)

 

The grave of Dion Boucicault and Josephine Louise Thorndyke at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson.
Picture by Androom (13 Apr 2010)

 


Thuille, Ludwig

Published: 25 Nov 2016
Last update: 25 Nov 2016