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Kitty McShane (1898–1964)

Kathleen McShane was only 15, but must have been mature for her age, when she met and married Arthur Lucan, 26-year-old English comedian on tour in Ireland, in 1913. The act of Lucan and McShane was a music hall favorite for nearly 40 years. They gradually evolved the stage characters of Old Mother Riley (Lucan in drag) and her attractive daughter... See full bio »


(age 65) in London, England, UK

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Kathleen Kitty Riley
Old Mother Riley Kitty Riley


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 1952 Music-Hall (TV Series)
Kitty Riley
- Episode #3.13 (1952) ... Kitty Riley
 1950 Jungle Treasure
Kitty (as Kitty Mc.Shane)
 1950 Old Mother Riley, Headmistress
Kitty Riley (as Kitty Mc Shane)
 1949 Old Mother Riley's New Venture
Kitty Riley
 1945 Old Mother Riley at Home
Kitty Riley
 1943 Old Mother Riley Overseas
Kitty Riley
 1943 Old Mother Riley Detective
Kitty Riley
 1941 Old Mother Riley's Circus
Kitty Riley
 1941 Old Mother Riley's Ghosts
Kitty Riley
 1941 Old Mother Riley in Business
Kitty Riley
 1940 Old Mother Riley in Society
Kitty Riley
 1939 Old Mother Riley Joins Up
Kitty Riley
 1939 Old Mother Riley M.P.
Kitty Riley
 1938 Old Mother Riley in Paris
Kitty Riley
 1937 Old Mother Riley
Kitty Riley
 1937 Kathleen
Kitty Riley
 1936 Bridget's Night Out (Short)
 1936 Stars on Parade
Kitty Riley (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She and Arthur Lucan performed in the show, "Twice Nightly Variety," at the Holborn Empire Theatre in Holborn, London, England with Sophie Tucker, The Western Brothers (George & Kenneth), Murray & Mooney, Paul Paetzold & Company, The Three Biltmorettes, Joe Milton and Anita Martell in the cast.

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Kitty Mc.Shane | Kitty Mc Shane

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One son, Donald Daniel Towle, born 2nd October 1915, in Dublin. See more »

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