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May Belfort (May Egan); Florence Jane (née Théleur), Lady Alexander; Miss C. Granville; Hilda Coral

by and after Alexander Bassano
bromide print, circa 1902
7 1/8 in. x 9 3/8 in. (180 mm x 237 mm) image size
acquired
NPG Ax136817

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alan black

14 February 2018, 12:22

I have now found the U.S.A reports of May Belfort's death in 1929 and they give her birth date as 1873 which I think must be correct as she was in a production of East Lynne in 1889. My apologies. Please change the date of birth I gave, which came from a travel document, not so reliable as the death announcement. I don't like to give faulty dates.

alan black

21 January 2018, 20:26

May Belfort was the subject of several studies by Toulouse Lautrec. She was an Irish singer who introduced the song Daddy Wouldn't Buy me a Bow Wow to Parisian cabaret in the 1890's. She was born in 1877 or 1879, probably the former, and died in Santa Barbara, California, in 1929.

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