Reference Entry

Addison [née Wilmshurst], Laura (1822-1852), actress

Edward Dutton Cook and Jean Gilliland

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Addison [née Wilmshurst], Laura (1822-1852), actress, the daughter of Thomas Wilmshurst, a grocer, was born at Colchester, Essex, on 15 November 1822. Despite family opposition, her lack of training, and the absence of any patronage, she made her stage début in Norwich, under the name Miss Addison, as Elvira in ...

Reference Entry.  295 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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