Vesta Victoria

Vesta Victoria

Birth
Leeds, Metropolitan Borough of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Death 7 Apr 1951 (aged 77)
Hampstead, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Burial Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 54834195 · View Source
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English music hall singer and comedian, began her career as a small child appearing with her father. Her solo career took off in 1892 when "Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow Wow" became a hit. Her comic greive delivered in deadpan style were as popular in the United States as in her homeland and she toured and recorded in America in 1907, where she was one of the most highly paid vaudeville stars. Between appearances, she lived on a houseboat, moored near Hampton Court. The painter Walter Sickert made a portrait of her performance Vesta Victoria at the Old Bedford.

Born: Victoria Lawrence to parents Joseph Lawrence and Emma Thompson
Contributor: Rex Strother (49684880)


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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 11 Jul 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 54834195
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vesta Victoria (26 Nov 1873–7 Apr 1951), Find a Grave Memorial no. 54834195, citing Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .