BORN 1882, Cumberland - DIED 3 Jun 1912, London: St. Stephens Mansions, Smith Square, Westminster|
REAL NAME Butterfield, Agnes
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (043/PS (43415))
Kitty Melrose made herself a name as Rectory Bell in "Bluebell" by Seymour Hicks at the Aldwych Theatre in London. She appeared in more productions by Hicks and in 1909/1910 she was in "The Dollar Princess" at the Knickerbocker Theatre in New York City.
Her last part was as at the Adelphi in London in "Quaker Girl", a musical that opened on the 5th November 1910 and ran for 536 performances. She appears to have been an understudy for Gerti Millar in that play. After a failing love affair with a certain Edward Lawson-Johnston, she was found dead in her flat with her head in a gas oven.
Paths of Glory, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 1997