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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)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(12/54) Stage: Appeared in "An Evening with Beatrice Lillie," at the Globe Theatre in London, England, with Leslie Bricusse, Frances Clare and John Philip in the cast. Rolf Gerard was art director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bea Lillie | Beatrice Lilly

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I was born because my mother needed a fourth for meals. See more »

Trivia:

In 1948, at age 54, she met singer/actor John Philip Huck, 28 years her junior. Despite their huge age difference, he became her manager and her companion for the rest of her life. Huck died of a heart attack the day after Bea passed away. They were buried side by side near her mother and sister in a small cemetery near Peel Fold. See more »

Trademark:

String of pearls and a long cigarette holder

Nickname:

Bea

Star Sign:

Gemini

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