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TERRY, Ellen (1847-1928)

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English actress. Née Alice Ellen Terry. Born 27 February 1847, Coventry, England. Daughter of Benjamin Terry and Sarah Ballard. Sister of Kate Terry (actress), Marion Terry (actress), Florence Terry (actress) and Fred Terry (actor). Married (1) George Frederic Watts (artist), 20 February 1964, St Barnabas, Kensington, London, England (div. 1877), (2) EW Godwin (architect) (de facto), (3) James Carew (actor), November 1877 (sep. 1881), (4) James Carew, 22 March 1907, USA. Died 21 July 1928, Small Hythe, Kent, England, aged 81. Mother of Edith Craig (director & costume designer) and Edward Gordon Craig (actor & scenic artist).

On stage as a child. Henry Irving’s leading lady from 1878. Visited Australia 1914-1915 performing excepts from Shakespeare. Created Dame in 1925.

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