Interesting People from The Past…

“Marie Lloyd” whose real name was Marie Wood was the most popular comedienne of her time. She made her debut as Bella Delmore in 1885 then later used the name of Marie Lloyd. Her vivacious personality and portrayals in song of the London Cockney won her a very large following among music-hall audiences. She was born in 1870 and died in 1922.

Marie Lohr came to England from Australia and made her London debut in 1901, and soon established herself as a comedienne, though later she did play the stage part of the Empress in Casanova, and made her first film appearance in Aren’t We All. She became manager of The Globe Theatre from 1918 until 1925.

Sarah Bernhardt made her stage debut in Paris at the Comedie Francaise in Racine’s Iphigenie in 1862. She served as an ambulance worker in Paris during the First World War, acted in London and also toured Europe and Australia, and established her own theatre in Paris in 1899. She was born in 1845 and died in 1923.

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