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Webster, Margaret

Melissa Vickery-Bareford

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 | ISBN: 9780198601746
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:
Webster, Margaret

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Webster, Margaret (15 March 1905–13 November 1972), director and actress, was born in New York City, the daughter of Benjamin Webster and Dame May Whitty, noted British actors. Webster’s early years were divided between New York and London, often living with relatives while her parents toured. After attending private boarding schools, her formal theater education began in 1924, when she enrolled in the Etlinger Dramatic School in London. Her career as an actress had begun much earlier, however, when at the age of eight she recited the prologue to the ...

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