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Lydia Thompson

Remembered on her behalf popular Victorian-era burlesque troupe English Blondes, this English dancer and entertainer also shipped acclaimed performances in theatrical productions such as for example Bluebeard, THE GIRL of Lyons, and Piff-Paff. She started her professional dance career at age fourteen as an associate from the ballet business at Her Majesty’s Theater in London’s Western End. Early in her profession, she performed male roles in several burlesque shows, like the White colored Fawn and Perdita. Her 1st relationship, to John Tilbury, led to a daughter called Zeffie. Pursuing her 1st husband’s death inside a horse racing incident, she married theatre supervisor Alexander Henderson. Her celebrity sister, Clara T. Bracy, starred in movie director D.W. Griffith’s 1908 silent film, The Crimson Girl.

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