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Dame Ellen Terry

Dame Ellen Terry

Birth
Coventry, Metropolitan Borough of Coventry, West Midlands, England
Death 21 Jul 1928 (aged 81)
Small Hythe, Ashford Borough, Kent, England
Burial Covent Garden, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Plot South wall in silver funeral casket
Memorial ID 6162 · View Source
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English actress of the stage. She was best known for her roles in the plays of William Shakespeare, appearing in a number of his plays including the Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice. Her greatest success came in 1882, appearing as Beatrice in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. She also appeared in several early 20th century films such as "The Bohemian Girl" alongside Ivor Novello, "Pillars of Society" and "Victory and Peace". She lectured on Shakespeare throughout England, the USA and Canada. In 1925 she was created a Dame of the British Empire. Dame Ellen Terry, along with Sir Henry Irving were considered the greatest actors of their age, dominating theatre throughout the United Kingdom and the USA.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 23 Aug 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6162
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dame Ellen Terry (27 Feb 1847–21 Jul 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6162, citing St. Paul's Churchyard, Covent Garden, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .