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Overview (3)

Born in London, England, UK
Died in London, England, UK
Birth NameMarie Susan Etherington

Mini Bio (1)

Marie Tempest was born on July 15, 1862 in London, England as Marie Susan Etherington. She was an actress, known for Mrs. Plum's Pudding (1915), Yellow Sands (1938) and English Nell (1900). She was married to W. Graham Brown, Cosmo Gordon-Lennox and Alfred E. Izard. She died on October 15, 1942 in London.

Spouse (3)

W. Graham Brown (1922 - 11 March 1937) ( his death)
Cosmo Gordon-Lennox (1898 - 1921) ( his death)
Alfred E. Izard (1885 - 1889) ( divorced)

Trivia (6)

She was awarded the DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Coronation Honours List of 1937 for her services to drama.
Her admirers called her the "Queen of Her Profession".
Switched to more dramatic roles after gaining stardom in musical comedy and light opera.
Said that at first acting in movies "frightened her".
In ill health, she was forced to sell her art collection after losing her home in a German air raid during WWII. She told her friends that she considered herself lucky, "Hitler has taken nearly everything from me but my life, but you can't live on regret. You've got to live for the present and future, not the past.".
Mother of actor Norman Loring.

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