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Gertrude Lawrence

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence

Profession: Actress and Musical Performer


Biography: A singer, dancer and musical comedy performer as well as an actress Lawrence was known for her stage appearances in the West End of London and on Broadway in New York.

Born: July 4, 1898
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: September 6, 1952 (aged 54)
Cause of Death: Liver and abdominal cancer

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Married Life

  • 1940-07-04 Actress Gertrude Lawrence (42) weds theater owner Richard Aldrich

Historical Events

  • 1939-10-11 Samson Raphaelson's play "Skylark" starring Gertrude Lawrence premieres in NYC

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