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Robert Loraine

Aviator

Robert Loraine Robert Loraine (January 14, 1876 - December 23, 1935) was a successful London and Broadway stage actor, actor-manager and soldier who later enjoyed a side career as a pioneer aviator. Born in New Brighton, Liscard, Cheshire, England his father was Henry Loraine and Robert made his first stage appearance in the English provinces in 1889. He served in the Boer War (1899-1902). He introduced the George Bernard Shaw play Man and Superman to Broadway in 1905. Loraine was a versatile actor and was successful both in serious plays and in popular works of light entertainment. He was particularly associated with the works of George Bernard Shaw, taking over the role of John Tanner from Harley Granville Barker in the second run of Man and Superman at the Royal Court theatre. He also won critical acclaim for performances in plays by William Shakespeare and August Strindberg. In 1909 Loraine took up the new technology of aviation learning first to fly at the Bleriot school at Pau, France. He then switched to the easier to fly Farman biplanes on which he achieved great fame. In September 1910 he made what is credited as being the first aeroplane flight from England to Ireland, although he  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1876-01-14
Place of birth
New Brighton
Profession
Aviator

Death

Date of death
1935-12-23

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