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Beatrice Lillie (1894–1989)


Dubbed "the funniest woman in the world", comedienne Beatrice Lillie was born the daughter of a Canadian government official and grew up in Toronto. She sang in a family trio act with her mother, Lucy, and her piano-playing older sister, Muriel. Times were hard and the ambitious mother eventually took the girls to England to test the waters. In ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series)
- Episode #2.6 (1967)
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Leader of London Revivalist Group
 1950 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Vocalist
- Episode #1.3 (1950) ... Guest Vocalist
 1944 On Approval
Maria Wislack
 1938 Dr. Rhythm
Mrs. Lorelei Dodge-Blodgett
 1930 Are You There?
Shirley Travis (as Beatrice Lilly)
 1929 The Show of Shows (segment "Recitations")
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Other Works:

Album: "An Evening With Beatrice Lillie", with Eadie and Rack at the pianos London ffrr Recording 5212 1. Overture - introducing: Dance Little Lady (Noel Coward); Snoops the Lawyer (Harry Ruby; Bert Kalmar) 2. RHYTHM (Richard Rodgers; Lorenz Hart) - introducing: Kiss Me Again (Herbert; Blossom); Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep (... See more »

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2 Print Biographies | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bea Lillie | Beatrice Lilly

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[To a pigeon who flew into her apartment and perched on a nearby chair] Any messages? See more »

Trivia:

Close intimate friends with such vast personalities as Noel Coward, George Bernard Shaw, Charles Chaplin and Sir Winston Churchill. See more »

Trademark:

String of pearls and a long cigarette holder

Nickname:

Bea

Star Sign:

Gemini

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