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Kingston, Gertrude [real name Gertrude Angela Kohnstamm]

Kate Steedman

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198601746
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/57056
Kingston, Gertrude [real name Gertrude Angela Kohnstamm]

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Kingston, Gertrude [real name Gertrude Angela Kohnstamm] (1862–1937), actress, was born at Durham House, Highbury New Park, Islington, London, on 24 September 1862, the daughter of Heiman Kohnstamm, merchant, and his wife, Teresina, née Friedmann. Edwin Max Kohnstamm (later Konstam; 1870–1956), a county court judge, was her brother. She was educated at home for the first years of her life, and travelled widely with her mother and governess. When her artistic talents became obvious, she was sent abroad to study painting in ...

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Subjects: Theatre

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