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Mylott circa 1900

Eva Mylott (1875 - 20 March 1920) was an Australian contralto opera singer.

Eva Mylott was born in Tuross Head, New South Wales, Australia. Her parents, Patrick Mylott, an importer of wine and spirits and his wife, Mary Heffernan (the daughter of Edmund and Honora Heffernan), were immigrants from Ireland to Australia.[1] Mylott became a protégé of Dame Nellie Melba and in 1902, she went to England with her to pursue an opera career outside of Australia.

On 17 June 1917 in New York, she married businessman John Hutton Gibson (died ca. 1933); they had two sons: Hutton Gibson in 1918 and Alexis Mylott Gibson.

Mylott died in 1920, aged 44, in Chicago, after slipping in the shower and injuring her neck,[2] leaving two year old Hutton and infant Alexis in the care of her husband, who died thirteen years later.[3]

Mylott was the paternal grandmother of the actor and film director Mel Gibson and was also related to the Australian pianist Tamara Anna Cislowska.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ancestry of Mel Gibson
  2. ^ Wendy Grossman. "Is the Pope Catholic?". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 2007-09-20. 
  3. ^ Peggy Noonan. "Keeping the Faith: Face to Face With Mel Gibson". Reader’s Digest. Retrieved 2007-09-20. 

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Chicago Tribune
Sun, 08 Jun 2014 13:15:00 -0700

In addition to attracting international and local opera stars, such as Lucrezia Bori, Eva Mylott, David Duggan (David Duggan Grand Opera Company), Armand Tokatyan, Hector DuFranne (Chicago Grand Opera Company and Opéra-Comique), and Giuseppe ...
 
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 02:53:15 -0800

Su abuela materna fue una cantante de ópera australiana, Eva Mylott. Fue el sexto de 11 hijos, uno de sus hermanos menores, Donald, es también actor.Su nombre Mel proviene del fundador de la diócesis de Ardagh, un santo irlandés del siglo V, mientras ...
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