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 Fanny Kemble

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Fanny Kemble

  • Birth 27 Nov 1809 London, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Death 15 Jan 1893
  • Burial Kensal Green, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England
  • Memorial ID 6522257

Actress. Best known for her stage roles in "Romeo and Juliet" and "The Hunchback." She came from a London theatrical family, and took to the stage without any training to save her family from financial ruin. On a tour of the US she met and married one of her chief admirers – Pierce Butler, whose grandfather had signed the Constitution. They settled in Georgia where he had inherited a large plantation. She was appalled by the conditions under which the slaves lived and worked, and kept a diary of this time which was later published to support the cause of the Union. She and Pierce Butler later divorced. Her grandson was novelist Owen Wister, author of "The Virginian".

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Moody
  • Added: 18 Jun 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6522257
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Fanny Kemble (27 Nov 1809–15 Jan 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6522257, citing Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .