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Beatrice Lillie
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    (May 29, 1894-January 20, 1989)
    Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Birth name was Constance Sylvia Gladys Munston
    Appeared on Broadway in 'Charlot Revue' (1925), 'Oh Please' (1926), 'This Year of Grace' (1928), 'The Third Little Show' (1931), 'Walk A Little Faster' (1932), 'At Home Abroad' (1935), 'The Show Is On' (1936), 'Set To Music' (1939), 'Seven Lively Arts' (1944), 'Inside U.S.A.' (1948), 'Auntie Mame' (1956), 'The Ziegfeld Follies of 1957' (1957) and 'High Spirits' (1964)
    Won a special Tony Award for 'An Evening with Beatrice Lillie' (1953)
    Appeared in the films 'Exit Smiling' (1926), 'Exit Laughing' (1930), 'Dr. Rhythm' (1938), 'On Approval' (1944), 'Around the World in Eighty Days' (1956) and 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' (1967)
    Married Sir Robert Peel, 6th Baronet Peel (1920-34)
    Wrote the autobiography 'Every Other Inch A Lady' (1973)
    At age eight, she was thrown out of the church choir for making funny gestures that made boys laugh during the hymns.
    Her first professional stage role was as a male impersonator.
    Sir Robert's parents refused to attend the wedding because they disapproved of 'theatrical folk.'
    One of her trademarks was her long cigarette holder.
    Noel Coward and Cole Porter wrote songs for her act.
    Critic George Jean Nathan noted about her delivery, 'With one dart of her eyes, she can spare a skit writer a dozen lines.'
    She financially supported her nearly penniless husband.
    She entertained the troops during World War II.
    Just before one performance, she was informed that her son had been killed in an air raid in Ceylon. She refused to postpone the show, saying she 'would cry tomorrow.'

Credit: C. Fishel

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