Marie Tempest(1864-1942), Actress
Dame Marie Tempest (Mary Susan Etherington)
Sitter in 35 portraits
Actress; studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Manuel Garcia; after a successful career in opera and musical comedy as 'Becky Sharp' in 1901; became the leading comedienne of her day and performed new works by Barrie, Maugham and Coward known for her elegance and meticulous performances.
- William Graham Browne (husband)
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