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Also Known As: Died: January 27, 1992
Born: January 25, 1891 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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1911:
English stage debut, walk-on in West End production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at age 20
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Worked as a chorus girl in musical comedies and appeared at numerous concerts (date approximate)
:
Sang soprano lead at Glastonbury Festival
1920:
Played Etain in the Celtic folk opera "The Immortal Hour" at the Glastonbury Festival for a 206-performance run
1921:
Joined the Birmingham Rep as a leading lady
1922:
Originated the role of Eve in the world premiere of George Bernard Shaw's "Back to Methuselah"
1924:
Acclaimed for her portrayal of Juliet opposite the 19-year-old John Gielgud as Romeo in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"
1936:
Appeared as Mary Tudor in feature film "Tudor Rose"
1942:
Played opposite Gielgud as Lady Macbeth in "Macbeth"
1959:
Portrayed Mary Tyrone in O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
1963:
Broadway debut as Mrs. Candour in "The School for Scandal"
1970:
Last stage performance in Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" at London's Royal Court Theater
1970:
Appeared in John Boorman's feature, "Leo the Last"
1992:
Final appearance in "The Master Blackmailer", an English Sherlock Holmes TV movie

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