21 APRIL 1933, Page 6

* * Fred Terry, in spite of the magic of

his name, was not quite so well known to the post-War public as to the preceding generation of playgoers. That was partly due to his ill-health, and partly, I suppose, to the fact that kind 'of play in which he excelled has lost sonic of its vogue—in London, at least, if not in the provinces. But what amazing successes he had equally in London, in the proVinces and in -America in plays like The Scarlet Pimpernel and Henry of Navarre, and what an irresistible combination was' fluit of himself and MS wife, Miss Julia Neilson, in Sweet Nell of Old Drury! It is again and again proved that acting runs in families, but I do not know of any family which has provided so many brilliant figures of the Stage. There were his sisters, Ellen Terry and Marion, hiS son Dennis, who- died last year, his daughter, Miss Phyllis Neilson-Terry, and his nephew, Mr. John Gielgud. And then, of course, there is his other .nephew, Mr. Gordon Craig.