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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 Lady Babby in 'Gipsy Love'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 July 1912
NPG x28591

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Gertie Millar as Lady Babby in 'Gipsy Love'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 July 1912
NPG x28592

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Gertie Millar as Lady Babby in 'Gipsy Love'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 July 1912
NPG x28593

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Gertie Millar as Lady Babby in 'Gipsy Love'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 July 1912
NPG x28594

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Gertie Millar as Lady Babby in 'Gipsy Love'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 July 1912
NPG x28597

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Gertie Millar as Lady Babby in 'Gipsy Love'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 July 1912
NPG x28599

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Gertie Millar as Lady Babby in 'Gipsy Love'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 July 1912
NPG x28600

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Gertie Millar as Lady Babby in 'Gipsy Love'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 July 1912
NPG x28601

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Gertie Millar as Lady Babby in 'Gipsy Love'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 July 1912
NPG x28602

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Gertie Millar as Lady Babby in 'Gipsy Love'

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 8 July 1912
NPG x28603

x68977

Gertie Millar

by Rita Martin
bromide print on card mount, mid 1910s
NPG x68977

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Gertie Millar

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, mid 1910s
NPG x160537

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Gertie Millar

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, mid 1910s
NPG x160538

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Gertie Millar

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, mid 1910s
NPG x160539

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Gertie Millar in 'Bric-à-Brac'

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1916
NPG x160535

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Gertie Millar in 'Bric-à-Brac'

by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1916
NPG x160536

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The Sketch Supplement; Gertie Millar as Jumping Jack with her dog 'Chum' in 'Bric-à-Brac'

by Rita Martin
double spread magazine page, 23 February 1916
NPG x136997

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Gertie Millar

by Rita Martin
bromide print on card mount, late 1910s
NPG x68980