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Gertrud Lawrence Klasen (Lawrence-Gertrude)

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Born: 1898 AD
Died: 1952 AD, at 54 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Actresses

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1898 - Born on the 4th of July in London, England.

1908 - She made her stage debut in December in a pantomime Dick Whittington in Brixton.

1916 - She began appearing in André Charlot's intimate revues in London, and two years later she stepped into the lead when Beatrice Lillie fell ill.

1923-1924 - She appeared with Coward, whom she had known for 10 years, in his London Calling and in January made her New York debut as one of the stars of Charlot's Revue, with Lillie and Jack Buchanan.

1926-1928 -  She starred in George and Ira Gershwin's Oh Kay!, which moved to London the next year, and in their Treasure Girl.

1930 - She opened opposite the author at the Phoenix Theatre, London, in September.

1945 - She published an autobiography, A Star Danced.

1951 - In March, she opened on Broadway in Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I.

1952 - Died on the 6th of September in New York, New York.


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