Thom's Irish Who's Who/Foster, Edward


FOSTER, Edward, Manager. Educ. at Christ's Hospital, and in France and Italy; was engaged in banking business for eleven years; later toured in the Far East with the Dallas Opera company; was appointed assistant manager of the Holloway Empire by Mr. Oswald Stoll in June, 1901, and subsequently fulfilled appointments at Stratford Empire as assistant manager; Bordesley Palace, Birmingham, as manager; Grand Theatre, Birmingham; Glasgow Alhambra; appointed manager of the Alhambra, Leicester Square, Dec, 1915; went to the United States, where he remained five years, during which period he also reappeared on the stage; was appointed manager of the Winter Garden Theatre, under Messrs Grossraith and Laurillard, May, 1920. Recns.: golf, motoring, and gymnastics; son of Major F. A. Foster, R.M.A.; b. in Cork, 23rd May, 1876. Club; Scottish Constitutional, Glasgow.