Dame Marie Tempest DBE

Died aged c. 78

Dame Mary Susan Etherington, DBE (15 July 1864 – 15 October 1942), known professionally as Marie Tempest, was an English singer and actress. Tempest became a famous soprano in late Victorian light opera and Edwardian musical comedies. Later, she became a leading comic actress and toured widely in North America and elsewhere. She was, at times, her own theatre manager during a career spanning 55 years. She was also instrumental in the founding of the actors' union Equity in Britain.

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Dame Marie Tempest 1864-1942 actress lived here 1899-1902

24 Park Crescent, Regent's Park, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1899-1902)