Mary Lawson

Actress + Comedian
Born Aug 30, 1910

Mary Elizabeth Lawson was a stage and film actress during the 1920s and 1930s. In addition to her performances on stage and screen, Lawson was known for her romantic affairs, including with tennis player Fred Perry and her future husband, the married son of the Dame of Sark. Lawson and her husband died in the Second World War during a German bombing raid on Liverpool.… Read More

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1910 Birth Mary Lawson was born in Darlington, County Durham, England on 30 August 1910. … Read More
1920 9 Years Old Lawson took on other roles and in 1920 she had a part in a Babes in the Wood panto. … Read More


1928 17 Years Old Lawson made her name on stage in 1928 at the Carlton in the role Flo in the production of Good News.
1929 18 Years Old In 1929, Lawson departed for Australia on a tour, where she appeared in the productions of The Desert Song and Hold Everything!


1933 22 Years Old 1 More Event
By the early 1930s, Lawson had established herself on the stage as a musical comedy star, able to earn fifty to sixty British pounds a week, and in 1933 she entered into the British film industry. … Read More
1934 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 1934 Lawson announced she was to marry a Mr H Glendenning, a cameraman on the set of Money In The Air, a film that Lawson had a part in and that was eventually distributed as Radio Pirates.
1935 24 Years Old In April 1935, while Perry was in the United States, the engagement was called off. … Read More
1936 25 Years Old Lawson met her future husband Francis William Lionel Collings Beaumont while filming the 1936 film Toilers of the Sea, a film adaption of Victor Hugo’s 1866 novel Les Travailleurs de la mer. … Read More
1937 26 Years Old It is uncertain when the affair between Lawson and Beaumont began, but Beaumont's wife purchased an announcement in the 30 November 1937 edition of The Times asking for a "dissolution" of their marriage "on the ground of his adultery with Miss Mary Lawson."
1938 27 Years Old That year the Beaumonts were divorced, and on 22 June 1938 Beumont and Lawson were married in Chelsea. … Read More


1941 30 Years Old 1 More Event
When the Second World War broke out Sark was occupied by the German military and Beaumont joined the Royal Air Force, reaching the rank of flight lieutenant. In May 1941 Flt Lt Beaumont received a week's leave and he, Lawson, friends and family travelled to Liverpool, where according to Hathaway they stayed at a hotel at 126 Smithdown Road in the Sefton Park district this however, is unlikely as 126 Smithdown Road was the address for Smithdown Road Infirmary (later Sefton General Hospital) and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission information suggests they were staying at 74 Bedford Street in Toxteth. … Read More
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