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Gertie Millar (1879-1952), Actress

Sitter in 84 portraits
From 1901 to 1910 Gertie Millar was the reigning star of London's Gaiety Theatre, appearing in a series of musicals composed for her by her husband, Lionel Monckton. Among the songs she made famous were Keep Off the Grass, from The Toreador (1901), Berlin Is On The Spree, from The Girls of Gottenberg (1907) and Moonstruck from Our Miss Gibbs (1909). After she left the Gaiety Theatre she took the lead in the Quaker Girl (1910), and then appeared as Lady Babby in Franz Lehár's Gypsy Love (1912). With the advent of the revue, Millar appeared at the Palace Theatre in Monckton's Bric-à-Brac (1915) and Airs and Graces (1917). After Monckton's death in 1924 she re-married, becoming the Countess of Dudley.

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Gertie Millar as Prudence Pym in 'The Quaker Girl'

by Rita Martin, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1910-1911
NPG x160534

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Gertie Millar as Mitzi in 'The Girls of Gottenberg'

by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
vintage postcard print, 1911
NPG x138978

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Gertie Millar

by Rita Martin
bromide print on card mount, circa 1912
NPG x68978

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Gertie Millar as Nancy Joyce in 'The Dancing Mistress'

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1912
NPG x131563

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Gertie Millar as Nancy Joyce in 'The Dancing Mistress'

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1912
NPG x131564

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Gertie Millar as Nancy Joyce in 'The Dancing Mistress'

by Rita Martin, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1912
NPG x131569

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Gertie Millar

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1912
NPG x131568

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Gertie Millar as Nancy Joyce in 'The Dancing Mistress'

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1912
NPG x131567

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Gertie Millar as Nancy Joyce in 'The Dancing Mistress'

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1912
NPG x131566

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Gertie Millar as Nancy Joyce in 'The Dancing Mistress'

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1912
NPG x131565

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Gertie Millar as Nancy Joyce in 'The Dancing Mistress'

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1912
NPG x135699