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Dame Alice Ellen Terry, GBE

Also Known As: "Kelly", "watts", "Carew", "dame Ellen Terry"
Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Coventry, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Death: July 21, 1928 (81)
Tenterden, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Benjamin Terry and Sarah Terry
Ex-wife of George Frederic Watts; Charles Clavering Wardell Kelly and James Carew
Partner of Edward William Godwin
Mother of Edward Henry Gordon Craig, OBE and Edith Ailsa Geraldine Craig
Sister of Eliza Kate Lewis; Ben Terry; George Terry; Marion Bessie Terry; Florence Maud Morris and 5 others

Occupation: Actress
Managed by: Private User
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About Dame Ellen Terry

Cr. GBE (1925); born 27 Feb 1848; married; greatr actress, made her 1st appearance at Princess's, under Charles Kean; played first with Sir Henry Irving in the Taming of the Shrew, Queen's Theatre, Long Acre; joined Mr Bancroft at the Prince of Wales Theatre (1875); joined Mr John Hare at the Court in Lord Lytton's 'The House of Darnley' (1876); on 30 Dec 1878 made her 1st appearance at the Lyceum (as Ophelia); visited America with Sir Henry Irving, &c.

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Dame Ellen Terry's Timeline

February 27, 1847
Coventry, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
December 9, 1869
Age 22
Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
January 16, 1872
Age 24
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
July 21, 1928
Age 81
Tenterden, Kent, England, United Kingdom