Person - Barbara Brunton Gibb

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In 1947 Barbara played the younger sister to Dinah Shearing in Deep Are The Roots . The Sydney Morning Herald reviewed her as "fresh-hearted as the young girl Genevra". With other theatres she was a practical and motherly Wendy in Peter Pan at the Minerva Kings Cross in the 1946 Christmas holiday period, and acted in Black Chiffon 1952 and The Poker Session 1965 at the Independent. She played Sally in the radio serial Blue Hills before June Salter took over the part.

Her parents were elocution teacher James Brunton Gibb and actress Ethel Lang (best known for her long-running role in Blue Hills and as Miss Jenny in Velvet Soap advertisements). Ethel and James, who married in 1923, ran the Brunton-Gibb Drama Group and often appeared on stage together. On 8 November 1936 the Brunton-Gibb Drama Group performed at WAC 36 Pitt Street. In 1957, in support of Legacy, Ethel Lang directed a revival of Angels of War which had been staged by NT in 1936, 1937 and 1940.

In 1952 Barbara married journalist Stuart Revill. As Barbara Revill she donated a collection of her father’s papers to Mitchell Library. James Brunton Gibb has a Wikipedia entry.

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