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Evans, Edith, Dame

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Born: 1888 AD
Died: 1976 AD, at 88 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Actresses

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1888 - Born in London on the 8th of February.

1903 - She was educated at St Michael's Church of England School, Pimlico, before being apprenticed at the age of 15 as a milliner.

1910 - Her first stage appearance was with Miss Massey's Streatham Shakespeare Players in the role of Viola in Twelfth Night in October.

1912 - She was discovered by the noted producer William Poel and made her first professional appearance for Poel in August of that year, playing the role of Gautami in an obscure sixth-century Hindu classic, Sakuntala.

1923 - She created six of the characters of George Bernard Shaw the Serpent, the Oracle, the She-Ancient and the Ghost of the Serpent in Back to Methuselah.

1929 - Orinthia in The Apple Cart.

1940 - Epifania in The Millionairess.

1946 - Edith Evans was created a Dame Commander of the British Empire.

1950 - She also received four honorary degrees from the universities of London.

1951 - Cambridge.

1954 - Oxford.

1968 - Hull.

1976 - Died on the 14th of October.











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