Daisy Elliston (active 1902-1935), English singer, dancer and musical comedy actress
(cabinet photo: Hana Studios, 22 Bedford Street, Strand, London, W.C., circa 1912)
Daisy Elliston, whose real name is as yet unknown, was born in the Tooting area of south London on (according to Who's Who in the Theatre) 8 August 1894, but that event may actually have been two or three years earlier. During her busy career she appeared many times in the West End of London and at various times understudied both Gertie Millar and Phyllis Dare. She was also in a number of touring UK productions, including Rio Rita with Howett Worcester (1930) and her last known engagement was on tour during 1935 in Julian Wylie's revue, Scrap-Book of 1935 with George Lacy, Doris Bransgrove, Johnny Kavanagh and Bernard Dudley.
Miss Elliston made three recordings for the Columbia label in London on 30/31 October 1919, all of which were numbers from Baby Bunting, a musical play with music by Nat D. Ayer, which was produced at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, on 25 September 1919. These were: 'If I Were a Boy,' a duet with Joyce Barbour; 'If You Love Me As I Love You,' a duet with Ronald Squire, accompanied by The Gleesome Singers; and 'I Wonder Why,' also with The Gleesome Singers.
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