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Mabel Beardsley Wright
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Birth: Aug. 24, 1871
Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority
East Sussex, England
Death: May 8, 1916
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
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". 
Family links: 
  Vincent Paul Beardsley (1840 - 1909)
  Ellen Agnus Pitt Beardsley (1846 - 1932)
  Mabel Beardsley Wright (1871 - 1916)
  Aubrey Beardsley (1872 - 1898)*
*Calculated relationship
In loving memory of
wife of George Bealby Wright
and sister of Aubrey Beardsley
who died May 2nd. 1916, aged 44 years.
"Eternal rest give unto her, O Lord."
St Pancras Cemetery
East Finchley
London Borough of Barnet
Greater London, England
Created by: Pinecone
Record added: Jun 03, 2011
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- Pinecone
 Added: Aug. 19, 2017
101 years today. Always missed. God bless.
- Peter
 Added: May. 8, 2017
Easter blessings.
 Added: Apr. 16, 2017
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