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Ellen Terry (I) (1847–1928)

Legendary British stage actress who made a few silent film appearances. The daughter of strolling players, she was born in Coventry into an almost exclusively theatrical family. Her grandparents were actors, as were all six of her siblings. But only her son, Edward Gordon Craig, would in any way approach her fame in the theatre, albeit as a ... See full bio »

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Potter's Clay
Potter's Clay Lady Merrall
Pillars of Society
Pillars of Society Widow Bernick
Denny from Ireland
Denny from Ireland Eileen O'Connor
Her Greatest Performance
Her Greatest Performance Julia Lovelace


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 1922 The Bohemian Girl
Buda, the Nurse
 1922 Potter's Clay
Lady Merrall
 1919 Her Greatest Performance
Julia Lovelace
 1918 Victory and Peace
Widow Weaver
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 1897 Miss Ellen Terry, Afternoon Tea (Short)
 1897 Miss Ellen Terry at Her Window (Short)
 1897 Miss Ellen Terry Gathering Flowers (Short)
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 1995 Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Buda, the Nurse
- Opportunity Lost (1995) ... Buda, the Nurse (uncredited)

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The Old Vic Theatre (formerly known as the Royal Victoria Hall) in London, England held an annual "Shakespeare Birthday Festival" where she appeared with Matheson Lang, Russell Thorndike, Sybil Thorndike, Lilian Braithwaite, Joyce Carey, Florence Saunders, Nellie Hutin Britton, Gertrude Elliot and Ben Webster in the cast. Ben ... See more »

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7 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Ellen Terry | Ethel Terry

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Conceit is an insuperable obstacle to all progress. See more »


Was the third of 11 children. Two died in infancy. See more »

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