Lillie Langtry - Pont Street, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 29.822 W 000° 09.583
30U E 697146 N 5708924
Quick Description: The plaque, for Lillie Langtry, is fixed to a house on the south side of Pont Street at the junction with Pavilion Road.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/27/2013 8:37:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMG85C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
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Long Description:

The plaque, that is faded and slightly damaged, reads:

 


Greater London Council

Lillie
Langtry
1852 - 1929
Actress
lived here
 

 

The Spartacus Educational website [visit link] tells us abou Lillie (Lily):

"Lily Breton was born in Jersey in 1853. The daughter of the dean of the island, she married Edward Langtry in 1874. She did not make her first stage appearance until 1881 but soon obtained the reputation as one of Britain's most beautiful actresses. Nicknamed the Jersey Lily, Langtry became the mistress of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII. Lily's husband, Edward Langtry died in 1897, and two years later she married the extremely wealthy Hugo de Bathe. Her autobiography, The Days I Knew, was published in 1925. Lily Langtry died in 1929."

Blue Plaque managing agency: Greater London Council

Individual Recognized: Lillie Langtry

Physical Address:
21 Pont Street
London, United Kingdom


Web Address: [Web Link]

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