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Terry, Dame Ellen Alice

Michael R. Booth

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/36460

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Terry, Dame Ellen Alice (1847–1928), actress, was born in Smithford Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, on 27 February 1847, the fifth and third surviving child of the actors Benjamin Terry (1818–1896) and his wife, Sarah Ballard (1819–1892), who were then on tour. Benjamin Terry was of Irish descent, the son of a publican; his wife was of Scottish descent, the daughter of a Wesleyan minister in ...

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Subjects: Theatre

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