Elizabeth Hines

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b. late 1890s, USA, d. USA. Early in her career, Hines played in Molly O’ (1916), a show starring Katherine Hancock Galloway. Hines was in See-Saw (1919), which had a run of only 89 performances. The…
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b. late 1890s, USA, d. USA. Early in her career, Hines played in Molly O’ (1916), a show starring Katherine Hancock Galloway. Hines was in See-Saw (1919), which had a run of only 89 performances. The music was by Louis Hirsch with book and lyrics by Earl Derr Biggers. She also appeared in Love Birds (1921), which ran at the Apollo Theatre for 103 performances, with music by Sigmund Romberg and book and lyrics by Edgar Allan Woolf and Ballard MacDonald. Among Hines’ songs were ‘The Trousseau Incomplete’, ‘Two Little Love Birds’, ‘Is It Hard To Guess?’, and ‘A Little Dream That Lost Its Way’. Hines played the title role in The O’Brien Girl (1921), which ran for 164 performances at the Liberty Theatre. Produced by George M. Cohan, the show’s music was by Hirsch, book and lyrics by Otto Harbach and Frank Mandel. Among Hines’ numbers were ‘I Wonder How I Ever Passed You By’, ‘Learn To Smile’, ‘I’m So Excited’ and ‘The O’Brien Girl’.

Hines played another title role in Little Nellie Kelly (1922), which ran at the Liberty Theatre for 276 performances. The show was produced and directed by Cohan who also wrote the music, lyrics and book. The cast included Georgia Caine, Barrett Greenwood, Charles King, Dorothy Newell and Joseph Niemeyer. Among songs in the show sung by Hines were ‘It’s All In The Wearing’, ‘They’re All My Boys’, ‘The Voice In My Heart’ and two duets with King, ‘When You Do The Hinky Dee’ and ‘You Remind Me Of My Mother’. In 1924 she was in Marjorie, which ran for a total of 144 performances. The show’s music was by Romberg, Herbert Stothart, Philip Kulkin and Stephen Jones, and book and lyrics were by Fred Thompson, Clifford Grey and Harold Atteridge. Hines was also in June Days (1925), music by J. Fred Coots, lyrics by Grey, and book by Alice Duer Miller, Robert Milton and Cyrus Wood, that ran for 84 performances at the Astor Theatre. She co-starred with Ed Wynn in Manhattan Mary (1927), a musical by Buddy De Sylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson, with songs such as ‘I’d Like You To Love Me’, ‘It Won’t Be Long Now’ and ‘Broadway’.