Daisy Dormer was not born as Daisy Dormer but
as Kezia Beatrice Stockwell on 16 January 1883 in Hampton Street, Southsea Portsmouth.
father was Henry John Henry Stockwell a rivetter at HM Dockyard, mother was Mary
Ann Stockwell nee Barber.
A pretty, waif-like presence, she was famous for singing "After the Ball is Over" among other songs.
She appeared at the leading Music Halls and Pantomime too. She played a lovable Goody in Richard Waldon's pantomime Goody Two Shoes at The Royal Princess's Theatre, Glasgow in 1902. In 1903 she started a tour in Moss and Thornton's successful Robinson Crusoe at The Shakespeare Theatre, Liverpool, playing the part of Hal Loo, with Bert Gilbert and Brown Newland and Le Clerq. At the Royal, Bradford in 1910 she played principal girl Ruby in Sinbad the Sailor alongside Jack Pleasants and W. H. Powell.
In 1918 in a production of “Cinderella” at the Royal Court Theatre, Miss Daisy Dormer and company presented the pantomime twice daily
In 1935, she had a character part in the film City of Beautiful Nonsense.
The BBC’s “Beyond The Broadcast” website describes her as “a charming and pretty singer — a figure of innocence in her songs, at the mercy of unscrupulous male bounders. She danced and had a lilting tuneful voice which can be heard on only a few records.”started her stage career at the age of six years at Portsmouth, where she appeared as a Dancer.
She married Albert Jee but it was unhappy. Later on in life, they ran The Sun Hotel in Godalming. A child was born and adopted..
From the Portsmouth Evening News, September 13th Saturday, Former Portsmouth Actress Daisy Dormer and music hall star of 30 years ago on 13th September 1947, dies age 64 at her home in Clapham and was cremated at Streatham Park Cemetery.
45 York Street, Portsea, St Luke RG12 869 page 140
|name || || age ||occupation ||born
|Henry J STOCKWELL ||head ||31|| skilled labourer|| Hants Portsmouth
|Mary A STOCKWELL ||wife|| 29 ||Hants Emsworth
|Keziah B STOCKWELL ||daughter ||8 ||scholar || Hants Portsmouth||born 1883?
|Violet PM STOCKWELL ||daughter|| 6 ||scholar ||Hants Portsmouth||born 1885?
|Henry J STOCKWELL|| son||4 ||scholar ||Hants Portsmouth||born 1887?
|Alice MN STOCKWELL ||daughter ||1 || || Hants Portsmouth
Here is a part broadcast about Daisy.
Daisy Dormer Court is in Brixton, London
21 June 1901
23 October 1909
23 October 1909
At the Portsmouth Empire Palace 15th October 1910
18 October 1910
29th March 1911 Daisy sang and performed at the London Palladium
25 July 1914
28 July 1914
28 July 1914
19th July 1919
14 January 1922
23 August 1922
1 March 1924
30 May 1924
25 november 1924
At the Portsmouth Hippodrome 5th August 1926
8 November 1934
9 November 1934
27 november 1924
15th September 1947