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Mabel Beardsley Wright
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Birth: Aug. 24, 1871
Brighton
East Sussex, England
Death: May 8, 1916
Kensington
Greater London, England

Actress, Journalist. Born to Vincent Paul and Ellen Agnus Beardsley in Brighton, Mabel was a very gifted child. She was the elder sister of artist Aubrey Beardsley, with whom she would often put on plays and musical theater. Having learned to read at an early age, she developed an interest in literature. When the family moved to London in 1889, Mabel began teaching at a high school for girls. However, after much encouragement from her brother, she embraced her love of the stage and became an actress in 1892. Starting with small roles, Mabel eventually starred in many plays in London and New York, most notably "Oh! Susanna" and "The Marriage of Kitty". She also contributed articles on life and style to "The Idler" and "The Saturday Review" magazines. In 1902, she married fellow actor George Bealby Wright and continued onstage until health problems forced her to retire in 1905. From that time on, she suffered from a long struggle with uterine cancer. After living in nursing homes for nearly a decade, and tended to by her mother, Mabel Bealby Wright died in 1916 at age 44. Several years later, she was immortalized in one of her friend W.B. Yeats's most famous poems, "Upon a Dying Lady". 
 
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  Vincent Paul Beardsley (1840 - 1909)
 
Burial:
St Pancras Cemetery
East Finchley
London Borough of Barnet
Greater London, England
 
Created by: Pinecone
Record added: Jun 03, 2011
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Mabel <i>Beardsley</i> Wright
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She is like the rich, dark fruit of some sun-lit vintage in her dress of crimson deepening into mulberry and purple. As she bends over a basket of blossom rich and glowing as herself, she looks up with a simple gaiety conscious of homage. Brilliant, beaut...(Read more)
- Max
 Added: May. 8, 2015
98 years ago today you left us, beautiful girl. May God keep you safe. You are much loved always. xxx
-Anonymous
 Added: May. 8, 2014
Valentine's greetings, dear girl. xo
-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 14, 2014
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