Rose Coghlan: Stage Actress


Beautiful stage actress, Rose Coghlan (1851-1932) is the subject of this photographic portrait by celebrity photographer, Jose Mora. Coghlan was an Irish actress who began her theatrical career in both England and the United States in the 1870’s. The IBDB  reports that Coghlan appeared in 21 Broadway productions beginning in 1872. These plays included The School for Scandal (1909) and Vanity Fair (1911). She also appeared in Oscar Wilde’s A Woman of No Importance (1893) which was not on Broadway. In 1902 she became a naturalized American citizen. In addition to theater, Coghlan raised livestock on her ranch in Montana. The reverse of this card has a pencilled note indicating that this photograph was taken while Rose Coghlan appeared in “Jealous Wife” (1878).

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  1. I don’t have a comment concerning the above posted photo of Rose Coghlan, but of another photo from an outside source. It is an undated or named photo taken by Sarony. The photo:

    This photo can be found at this website of Cather Univ. listed as Rose Coghlan.:

    The problem is that it is incorrect and not Rose, …it is a young Fay Templeton. I wonder if CabinetCard would be interested in hosting this photo under a Fay Templeton heading or would they have permission from Cather?. Just inquiring on this.

    • Thanks for providing the reference to “cather”. The Cabinet Card Gallery can not host the young Fay Templeton photograph because it only features images that the Gallery owns at the time of posting. Thanks again for your interesting and informative comments.

  2. may I make a correction about the source. It is from the Willa Cather Archive at The University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

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