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Eva-Maria Veigel Garrick
Birth: 1724
Vienna (Wien), Austria
Death: Oct. 16, 1822
Greater London, England

Dancer, wife of actor David Garrick. The Viennese dancer Eva-Maria Veigel, known as "La Violette", came to London from her native Austria in 1746 and enchanted audiences at her Haymarket debut. Although she had refused to perform for the celebrated Garrick at his Drury Lane Theatre, in 1749 she married him, much to the dismay of his long-time mistress and leading lady. Despite this and other difficulties (the bride was Roman Catholic and initially spoke little English), the Garricks' marriage, though childless, was a happy one. "La Violette" retired from the stage to devote herself to her husband, and the couple remained inseparable until his death 30 years later. Known for her graciousness and hospitality, Mrs. Garrick survived another 43 years, and after her death at age 98 was reunited with her spouse in the Poets' Corner. (bio by: Nikita Barlow) 
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Westminster Abbey
City of Westminster
Greater London, England
Plot: The Poets' Corner
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Originally Created by: Nikita Barlow
Record added: Dec 13, 2003
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