Ellen Terry

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Terry (1864)

Ellen Terry (27 February 184721 July 1928) was an English stage actress who became the leading Shakespearean actress in Britain. Her son was Edward Gordon Craig and her great-nephew was John Gielgud.


  • How Henry would have loved it.
    • Of Henry Irving's funeral.
    • Quoted in The Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations, John Michael Cohen, M. J. Cohen (1971)


  • Tall, slender, with beautiful flaxen hair, grey eyes, full red lips, finely framed features, graceful of carriage and movement, fresh and always young, Ellen Terry was as much an art object as an actress.
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