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Florence Eliza Collingbourne

(1880-1946), Actress

Sitter in 4 portraits

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Florence Eliza Collingbourne, by Bassano Ltd, published by  E. Wrench - NPG x193685

Florence Eliza Collingbourne

by Bassano Ltd, published by E. Wrench
halftone postcard print, 1900s
NPG x193685

Florence Eliza Collingbourne as Nancy Staunton in 'Toreador', by Edward Lyddell Sawyer - NPG x136556

Florence Eliza Collingbourne as Nancy Staunton in 'Toreador'

by Edward Lyddell Sawyer
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 10 July 1901
NPG x136556

Florence Eliza Collingbourne, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x193686

Florence Eliza Collingbourne

by Bassano Ltd, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
hand-coloured bromide postcard print, circa 1902
NPG x193686

Florence Eliza Collingbourne, by Bassano Ltd, published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x193687

Florence Eliza Collingbourne

by Bassano Ltd, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, circa 1902
NPG x193687

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Anjel Candy

24 December 2017, 13:04

Florence Collingbourne (1880-1946) British Stage Actress was born "Florence Eliza Collingbourne" in 1880 Camberwell, Surrey to parents Henry Ashdown Collingbourne (1859-) and Maria Eleanor Witham (1858-1888). Her mother died when she was eight years old and she was then raised by her Aunt and Uncle.

Her brief stage career as a "Gaiety Girl"and "Cross Dressing Artiste" began in 1894 at Daly's Theatre, London. Her credited appearances include, "A Gaiety Girl" in 1899, "San Toy" in 1899, "The Wicked Uncle" in 1900 and "The Toreador" in 1901.

After her marriage in 1902 to hosiery manufacturer, Laurence Margetson (1875-1928), she retired from the stage. The couple had three children, one of which was the author, Stella Margetson (1912-1992). Florence Collingbourne died on 8 July 1946 in Bognor Regis, Sussex.

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