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Lillian Lawrence

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lillian Lawrence (February 17, 1868 – May 7, 1926) was an American theatre and silent film actress. Her daughter Ethel Grey Terry was also an actress. Lawrence was born in either Alexandria, Virginia or Alexander, West Virginia but moved to San Francisco at the age of two. She made her stage debut there as a 13-year-old girl as a chess piece in the operetta The Royal Middy. Following that, she sang opera for the California Theatre for three years. At age 20, she joined a touring company, followed by a role in The Two Orphans. Afterwards, she joined a repertory theatre in Oakland. In 1882 at the age of 14, she gave birth to her daughter Ethel, but Lawrence remained unmarried (she was single her entire life). In 1897, she joined the Castle Square Stock Company, another repertory theatre. As stock theatres often put on new plays on a weekly basis, by summer 1897, she had taken on over 300 operatic and 500 dramatic roles over the course of her career. She spent six years with the company and was known as the company's "Leading Lady". Her popularity was such that when she temporarily left the group in 1901 on a 16-month sabbatical, she received a rousing ovation and tribute. She joined Ethel in Los Angeles in 1919 and appeared in both films and theatre while there. Lawrence died of heart disease in 1926 at her daughter's home in Beverly Hills. Her ashes are interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.


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Born:
Feb 17, 1868 In Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
20
First Appeared:
In the movie East Is West 1922-10-15
Latest Project:
Movie Wrangler's Roost 1941-06-04
Known For
Poster of Stella Maris
Poster of The Common Law
Poster of Crinoline and Romance

Lillian Lawrence Movies Filmography

Movie
Wrangler's Roost
Old Maid with Lunch Basket 1941-06-04
Movie
Second Chorus
Spinster (uncredited) 1941-01-03
Movie
Texas Stagecoach
Stage Passenger 1940-05-23
Movie
The Grapes of Wrath
Migrant (uncredited) 1940-03-15
Movie
Remember the Night
Townswoman at Rummage Sale (uncredited) 1940-01-01
Movie
Dodge City
League Member 1939-04-08
Movie
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Minor Role (uncredited) 1936-04-09
Movie
Life Begins at Forty
Effie - Hog Caller 1935-03-22
Movie
Face in the Sky
Wedding Guest (uncredited) 1933-01-15
Movie
Washington Merry-Go-Round
No Saloons Leaguer 1932-10-15
Movie
The Big Shot
Townswoman at Dance 1931-12-31
Movie
The Last of the Duanes
Townswoman Serving Punch at Dance 1930-08-30
Movie
Call of the Flesh
Nun 1930-08-16
Movie
Sensation Seekers
Tibbett Sister 1927-03-21
Movie
Stella Maris
Lady Blount 1925-12-13
Movie
Greed
Gossip (uncredited) 1925-01-26
Movie
Three Ages
The Girl's Mother 1923-09-24
Movie
The Common Law
Martha Neville 1923-08-30
Movie
Crinoline and Romance
Mrs. Kate Wimbleton 1923-02-05
Movie
East Is West
Mrs. Benson 1922-10-15