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 Bessie Bonehill

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Bessie Bonehill

  • Birth 17 Feb 1855 Staffordshire, England
  • Death 21 Aug 1902 Portsmouth, Portsmouth Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England
  • Burial Portsmouth, Portsmouth Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England
  • Memorial ID 10786431

Entertainer. She was an international superstar of the Victorian Music Hall. And is recognized as the first of the Victorian ‘male impersonators'. It was said that her songs were whistled and sung all over the civilised world.

Bio by: Laurie


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  • Originally Created by: Laurie
  • Added: 14 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10786431
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bessie Bonehill (17 Feb 1855–21 Aug 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10786431, citing Kingston Cemetery, Portsmouth, Portsmouth Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .