Reference Entry

Elsie, Lily [real name Elsie Cotton; married name Lily Elsie Bullough] (1886?-1962), actress and singer

Kurt Ganzl

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/33014

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Elsie, Lily [real name Elsie Cotton; married name Lily Elsie Bullough] (1886?-1962), actress and singer, was apparently born at Wortley, near Leeds, on 8 April 1886, and was brought up as the daughter of William Thomas Cotton, a theatre proprietor. Her mother, Elsie, later kept a lodging-house. When the young ...

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