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Heron, Bijou

Matilda Heron.

Matilda Heron, the actress, who died at New York, on the 7th, had a hard life. She was an Irishwoman, and came to this country when a child. Her desire to go on the stage was a passion. Her friends urged her not to: she had neither voice, beauty, grace nor fervor, but she persisted in her study and made her debut at Philadelphia in 1851, when about 20, as Bianca in “Fazio.”

Her last years have been spent in poverty, her only support being her little daughter, Bijou Heron, who has made a success as the child in “Miss Multon.”

The Fair Play 3/22/1877. Print.

Heron, The Fair Play, 3/22/1877