Thorndike, Dame (Agnes) Sybil

born Oct. 24, 1882, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Eng.
died June 9, 1976, London

British actress.

As a member of the Old Vic company in London (1914–18), she became a leading tragic actress. Noted for her versatility in modern and classic plays, she originated the title role in George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan (1924). She managed several London theatres, and she often costarred with her husband, the actor-director Lewis Casson, in her more than five decades in the theatre.

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  • Sybil Thorndike — (1943) Dame Agnes Sybil Thorndike (* 24. Oktober 1882 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire; † 9. Juni 1976 in London) war eine britische Schauspielerin. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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