Lady Beatrice Lillie
(1894-1989)

woman, English musical comedy star, and Lady (from 1920)

Died aged c. 95

Beatrice Gladys "Bea" Lillie (May 29, 1894 – January 20, 1989) was a Canadian-born British actress, singer and comedic performer. She began to perform as a child with her mother and sister. She made her West End debut in the 1914 and soon gained notice in revues and light comedies, becoming known for her parodies of old-fashioned, flowery performing styles and absurd songs and sketches. She debuted in New York in 1924 and two years later starred in her first film, continuing to perform in both the US and UK. She was associated with the works of Noël Coward and Cole Porter. During World War II, Lillie was an inveterate entertainer of the troops. She won a Tony Award in 1953 for her revue An Evening With Beatrice Lillie.

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The Beatrice Lillie Building The world renowned star of English musical comedy, Beatrice Lillie, was born May 28, 1894 at 68 Dovercourt Road. She was educated at Alexander Muir-Gladstone Public School and Loretto Academy in Toronto. At age 15 Beatrice moved to England with her family where she began a long and successful career on the London stage. In 1920 she married the great grandson of the 19th century statesman Sir Robert Peel and became Lady Peel. Beatrice Lillie's irrepressible wit and remarkable talent endeared her to audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. She became known as the darling of both Broadway and London stages appearing in more than 40 shows in a career spanning over 50 years.

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