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Kemble [née Hopkins; other married name Brereton], Priscilla (1758–1845), actress

Peter Thomson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/15324

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Kemble [née Hopkins; other married name Brereton], Priscilla (1758–1845), actress, was born in London on 17 December 1758, the younger daughter of two struggling actors, William Hopkins (d. 1780) and Elizabeth Barton (1731–1801). It was not until after her birth that her father became established as prompter to, and her mother as an actress in, the ...

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Subjects: Theatre

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