Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dones have good reason to feel proud of the theatrical success of their two daughters, Phyllis and Zena Dare. The latter, who has recently become the wife of the Hon. Maurice Baliol Brett, the second son of Lord Esher, is three years older than her sister Phyllis, who was born in 1890. Zena, who was educated at Maida Vale High School and afterwards in Brussels, made her first real appearance on the stage as a "solo dancer" in Manchester. Her next engagement was in Mr. Seymour Hicks' play, "An English Daisy," the heroine of which she played so daintily that when Mr. Hicks decided to take a holiday from "The Catch of the Season" with Miss Ellaline Terriss, he arranged that she should fill his wife's part during their absence. Since then Miss Dare has appeared with seldom failing regularity with Mr. Hicks, and lovers of musical comedy, who regard her as one of the most charming and talented of our actresses, heard with sincere regret of her determination to give up the stage after her marriage.
Miss Zena Dare Rita Martin