Langtry, Lillie biographical name
(born Oct. 13, 1853, Isle of Jersey, Channel Islandsdied Feb. 12, 1929, Monte-Carlo, Monaco) British actress. She married the socially prominent Edward Langtry in 1874 and later became known as the Jersey Lily. A famous beauty, she caused a sensation when she became the first society woman to go on the stage, starring in She Stoops to Conquer (1881). She played to enthusiastic audiences in England and the U.S., notably in As You Like It. Her lovers included the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII). After her husband died, she married Hugo de Bathe (1899), and she later remodeled and managed the Imperial Theatre in London (1901–17).
Lillie Langtry—Mansell Collection
Variants of LANGTRY, LILLIE
Langtry, Lillie orig. Emilie Charlotte Le Breton
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