Anne Bracegirdle

(c. 1673—1748) actress and singer

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a famous actress, the friend of Congreve, to the success of whose comedies on stage she largely contributed. She was finally eclipsed by Mrs Oldfield in 1707 and retired from the stage.

Subjects: Theatre — Literature.

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