MRS. GEORGE STEVENSON, professionally known as Miss Mary Gannon, the popular comedienne, died at her residence, No. 131, East Twenty-seventh street, New York, after a long and painful illness. Miss Gannon made her debut at the Richmond Hill Theatre, about 1842. She was a popular as an infant prodigy. Next she played at the Park Theatre, and subsequently she appeared at Mitchell’s Old Olympic Theatre. Ben Baker wrote his little dramatic sketch Esmeralda for Miss Gannon. After leaving the Olympic, where she continued two seasons, she made a starring tour of the principal cities. She has long been connected with Wallack’s Theatre, and was ever a favourite with our Theatre-goers.
The Era 3/15/1868. Print.