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Laura Joyce Bell
Birth: May 6, 1858
London
City of London
Greater London, England
Death: May 29, 1904
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Opera Singer. A contralto, she was a star of light opera in the late 19th century. Born Hannah Joyce Maskell, she studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England and made her stage debut there at the Strand Theatre. She traveled to New York City, New York and made her first American appearance in 1872. She then appeared in W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's "H.M.S. Pinafore" at Haverly's Lyceum Theatre in New York in 1879. In 1882 she married comic baritone Digby Bell, becoming Laura Joyce Bell. She continued to perform regularly through the 1890s, often in her popular Gilbert and Sullivan roles. Her last Broadway performance was in "Mr. Pickwick" in 1903. (bio by: Barry Sharpe) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James H. Maskell (1823 - 1897)
  Maria Dalton Maskell (1829 - 1917)
 
 Spouses:
  Digby Bell (1849 - 1917)
  James Valentine Taylor (____ - 1882)*
 
 Children:
  Valentine Taylor (1874 - 1943)*
  Herbert J. Taylor-Bell (1876 - 1950)*
  Laura Seymour Bell Schlichting (1893 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 42 Hillside
 
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Originally Created by: Barry Sharpe
Record added: Oct 20, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9681313
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