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Dame Ellen Terry
(1847-1928)

Other names: Alice Ellen,[F76] Ellen Alice[F76]

Honours

Dame Grand Cross of the British Empire, 1925 (UK)[F76]

Main Events

Actress[F76]
Trained as an actress by her parents.[F76]
First performed as Mamillius in The Winter's Tale at the Princess's Theatre in London, 1856.[F76]
Left the stage after her first marriage in 1864, but returned in 1867 after her divorce, and was to achieve great success.[F76]
She achieved her greatest distinction in Shakespeare, and her greatest role was as Olivia in The Vicar of Wakefield.[F76]

Place of birth: Coventry, Warwickshire[F76]
Place of first marriage: St Barnabas, Kensington[F76]
Place of second marriage: St Philip's, Kensington
[F76]
Place of third marriage: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania[F76]
Place of death: Smallhythe, Kent[F76]
Place of burial: St Paul's[F76]


 

 

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