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Gertrude Lawrence (1898-1952), Actress

Sitter associated with 85 portraits
Actress and singer, Lawrence made her stage debut in Dick Whittington in Brixton in December 1908. Lawrence achieved her first major stage success appearing opposite Noël Coward in his musical revue London Calling (1923), having first met in the Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool in 1912. The musical included one of her many signature songs 'Parisian Pierrot'. Lawrence became Coward's great muse and life-long friend, with the author writing Private Lives (1930) especially for her, and they starred together again in Coward's Tonight at 8.30 (1935).

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Gertrude Lawrence as Eliza Doolittle in 'Pygmalion'

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film safety negative, 15 October 1939
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Gertrude Lawrence as Eliza Doolittle in 'Pygmalion'

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film safety negative, 15 October 1939
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Gertrude Lawrence as Eliza Doolittle in 'Pygmalion'

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film safety negative, 15 October 1939
NPG x29462

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Gertrude Lawrence as Eliza Doolittle in 'Pygmalion'

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 15 October 1939
NPG x29463

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Gertrude Lawrence as Eliza Doolittle in 'Pygmalion'

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 15 October 1939
NPG x29464

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Gertrude Lawrence as Eliza Doolittle in 'Pygmalion'

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 15 October 1939
NPG x29465

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Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 15 October 1939
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Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 15 October 1939
NPG x29467

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Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 15 October 1939
NPG x29468

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Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 15 October 1939
NPG x34795

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Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 15 October 1939
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Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 15 October 1939
NPG x34797

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Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 15 October 1939
NPG x35446

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Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide proof print, 15 October 1939
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Gertrude Lawrence; Richard Stoddard Aldrich

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 15 February 1942
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Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 9 June 1948
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Gertrude Lawrence

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 9 June 1948
NPG x29479

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Gertrude Lawrence; Simon Elwes

by Fox Photos Ltd
bromide press print, 9 August 1949
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Gertrude Lawrence

by Planet News
bromide press print, 22 June 1950
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