Mary Lawson
Mary Lawson
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.
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Church events & programs - Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
Greater St. Luke AME Zion Church: 805 Hobson St., Greensboro, honoring Mary Lawson for her 50 years of service to the church at 3 pm at the Steve Memorial Chapel, 902 North St., Greensboro. Sermon by the Rev. Matthew Wilson, pastor of New Enoch Baptist
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Church Calendar: Aug. 20 - Tuscaloosa News
Google News - over 5 years
Greater St. Luke AME Zion Church: honoring Sister Mary Lawson, a senior citizen of the church for 50 years of committed and dedicated service to the church. The program will be at 3 pm on Aug. 28 at the Steve Memorial Chapel, 902 North Street,
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SC College of Pharmacy opens in Upstate - Charleston Regional Business
Google News - over 5 years
One such student is Mary Lawson who spent the first two years commuting from Spartanburg to Columbia. She said as an adult, married with two kids, the commuting was very difficult. She said finding out that a campus would open in Greenville was “one of
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Get literary Tuesday at Woman's Club - St. Augustine Record
Google News - over 5 years
American Beach is up at Amelia Island and among the one-time owners of property up there was Mary Lawson, founder of Lawson Hospital in Palatka. John Crawford is the author of "The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the
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Mary Wilma Lawson, 88 - Daily Clay County Advocate-Press
Google News - over 5 years
The funeral service for Mary Lawson will be held at 11 am Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at Frank and Bright Funeral Home, Flora. Burial will be in Onstott Cemetery, Xenia. Visitation will be from 10 am until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral
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Acrimony escalates in state Senate race in Arlington - Washington Times
Google News - over 5 years
“While we respect the Delegate's right to endorse whoever he sees fit, it's important to note that his wife has a financial interest in the campaign,” Mrs. Favola's financial director, Mary Lawson, said in an e-mailed statement
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Community concert series announces new artists for upcoming season - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Google News - over 5 years
“Mary Lawson has had a wonderful festival in the Richlands area, and they have always had one concert, as a part of that festival, on this end of Tazewell County,” he said. Moxley said the series is “a tremendous bargain.” Since Blue Mountain season
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Donating holiday books could save lives - Mirror.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Celebrities have weighed in, with Graham Norton donating Mary Lawson's The Other Side of the Bridge. Simon Pegg has handed over his copy of The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman by Bruce Robinson
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Favola Camp Apologizes for 'Clerical Error' in Poll - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
"The poll is a campaign research tool and we are not discussing the internal dynamics of our polling," Mary Lawson, Favola's financial director, stated in an email to Patch. Lawson later confirmed that the poll does indicate some information relayed
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Areizaga-Soto Campaign Criticizes Negative Phone Poll - ARL now
Google News - over 5 years
Favola spokesperson Mary Lawson confirmed that the campaign is conducting a telephone poll this week. “Democrats in the 31st District deserve to know the facts so they can make an educated choice,” Areizaga-Soto said. “My campaign has been tough
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WWI veteran's story comes alive for family - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Google News - over 5 years
(MATTHEW PUTNEY / Courier Photo Editor) WATERLOO, Iowa --- Mary Lawson remembers sitting on the floor of her grandpa's rural Jesup farmhouse listening to him fiddle or play the harmonica. "I had 52 cousins, and every Sunday we were all out there,"
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Successful plant sale leaves CSS greenhouse bare - Dunnville Chronicle
Google News - almost 6 years
There's not much more to sell," said horticultural teacher Mary Lawson of the whirlwind few weeks which made up CSS' spring plant sale. "We had everything. Vegetables, house plants and hanging baskets. What started as our Mother's Day sale continued as
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Regina to host forum - Regina Leader-Post
Google News - almost 6 years
"We've all seen the numbers for anticipated workforce shortages," said Mary Lawson, a custom builder located north of the Greater Toronto Area and CAF-FCA conference co-chair. "The construction sector alone is forecasting a national shortfall of one
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Canadian Drugs are 80% cheaper than Drugs Bought from a Conventional Drugstore - PR-USA.net (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
Mary Lawson, a 68 year old resident of Chicago stated that she prefers to shop on-line from BigMountainDrugs.com, especially as the prices were affordable and as she did not have to stand in a queue at the retail pharmacy or drug store since the drugs
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Orthopedic assessment clinic for kids Tuesday - Galesburg Register-Mail
Google News - almost 6 years
By Anonymous Galesburg Elks Lodge 894 and the Illinois Elks Children's Care program will have a free orthopedic assessment clinic from 8 to 9:30 am Tuesday at Galesburg Clinic, 3315 N. Seminary St. Appointments may be made by calling Mary Lawson at
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Frederick “Fred” Walter Pinkham - Fenceviewer
Google News - almost 6 years
He is survived by his wife, Diana (Little) Pinkham of Southwest Harbor; son Edward Pinkham; stepsons Richard and Michael Black; stepdaughter Theresa Williams; sister Mary Lawson and her husband Russell; grandchildren Kristen Essman, Amanda,
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NYTimes - over 10 years
Family entanglements are a perpetual theme for writers. This month, a number of new books, both fiction and nonfiction, chart their protagonists' passage through the intimate world of the home and the wider world that claims them. The Other Side of the Bridge By Mary Lawson 296 pages. The Dial Press. $25. Mary Lawson's second novel is set in the
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PAPERBACK BEST SELLERS: February 16, 2003
NYTimes - about 14 years
Weeks This On Week List Fiction 1 1 2ND CHANCE, by James Patterson with Andrew Gross. (Warner Vision, $7.99.) The members of the Women's Murder Club search for a killer. 2 7 THE SUMMONS, by John Grisham. (Dell, $7.99.) A law professor who has been called home to Mississippi by his father, a dying judge, discovers more than $3 million in cash in the
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New & Noteworthy Paperbacks
NYTimes - about 14 years
A MULTITUDE OF SINS: Stories, by Richard Ford. (Vintage Contemporaries, $13.) Typically set during the final throes of an adulterous affair or its immediate aftermath, these tales have less to do with sins than with low-grade personality disorders as they track the self-absorption, vague yearnings and befuddled fortunes of cheaters and the
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mary Lawson
    THIRTIES
  • 1941
    Age 30
    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.
    More Details Hide Details On 1 May the German Luftwaffe began a bombing campaign on Liverpool that would last more than a week. On 4 May as the warning sirens went off, family and friends at the home, including Lawson’s sister Dorothy, took safety in a shelter, while Lawson and Beaumont stayed in their room. The home was destroyed, killing the couple, while all those who sought safety in the shelter survived. Lawson's death was announced in newspapers around the globe, but was overshadowed by the greater destruction of the war. Both Lawson and her husband are buried in Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1938
    Age 27
    That year the Beaumonts were divorced, and on 22 June 1938 Beumont and Lawson were married in Chelsea.
    More Details Hide Details In her memoirs, Hathaway makes no mention of her son's second wife, rather she praises his first wife as a "charming girl" and states that "on account of behaviour of my sons … there have been many heartbreaking blows." Upon marriage Lawson legally changed her name to Mary Elizabeth Beaumont, but she continued to use Mary Lawson as her stage name.
  • 1937
    Age 26
    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."
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  • 1936
    Age 25
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Hugo's book is set in the British Crown Dependency Guernsey in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy, which includes the island of Sark, a feudal territory ruled by the Seigneur of Sark. Beaumont's mother, Dame Sibyl Mary Collings Beaumont Hathaway, who was the ruling 21st Seigneur of Sark, wrote in her autobiography that the scenes from the film were shot on Sark and that her son provided backing for the film, along with French director/producer Jean Choux; in the film credits the production company L. C. Beaumont is mentioned, but not Choux. At this time Beaumont was married and had a son, the future 22nd Seigneur of Sark.
  • 1935
    Age 24
    In April 1935, while Perry was in the United States, the engagement was called off.
    More Details Hide Details Lawson reportedly stated that she broke off the engagement because publicity killed their romance, she had tired of the ridiculous rumours that had circulated in the media and she was opposed to Perry's plans to live permanently in America.
  • 1934
    Age 23
    But only a few months later in August 1934 Lawson caused a national sensation when it was announced that she was engaged to Fred Perry, the world’s premier tennis player and winner of multiple Grand Slam tournaments.
    More Details Hide Details The couple first met when Perry visited the London studies of the film Falling in Love, in which Lawson played the role of Ann Brent. Perry later escorted Lawson to an exhibition match at Highbury Fields and proposed marriage before he departed to New York to defend his U.S. Open title. The couple's engagement became a news sensation, which took a toll on their relationship. When Perry turned down on offer of $50,000 to turn pro, he reportedly said it was because he would face tax issues and jeopardize his relationship with Lawson.
    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.
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  • 1933
    Age 22
    Lawson was as known for her off stage romances as she was for her onstage performances. In 1933 her engagement to Maurice Henry van Raalte, heir to a cigar importing fortune, ended tragically with her fiancé's sudden death.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Though she eventually acted in more than a dozen films, her screen career never matched her stage success. Her first major role was as Susie in Colonel Blood, which starred Frank Cellier. The most successful film that Lawson had a role in was the 1935 production of Scrooge, which starred Seymour Hicks and Donald Calthrop. She also appeared in films that included in their cast such notable actors as Stanley Holloway in D'Ye Ken John Peel? and Cotton Queen, Will Fyffe in Cotton Queen, and Vivien Leigh in Things Are Looking Up, and Bud Flanagan in A Fire Has Been Arranged. Lawson’s last film was Oh Boy! in 1938. Between films she continued her stage career, including a starring role in Life Begins At Oxford Circus at the London Palladium. Lawson appeared in a number of theatrical productions up through the first year of the Second World War. In late 1939 Lawson participated in a series of shows for the benefit of the British military personnel. The last production that Lawson had a role in was White Horse Inn at the Coliseum Theatre in early 1940.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1929
    Age 18
    In 1929, Lawson departed for Australia on a tour, where she appeared in the productions of The Desert Song and Hold Everything!
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  • 1928
    Age 17
    Lawson made her name on stage in 1928 at the Carlton in the role Flo in the production of Good News.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1920
    Age 9
    Lawson took on other roles and in 1920 she had a part in a Babes in the Wood panto.
    More Details Hide Details At the age of twelve she led a performing group of young girls that toured County Durham for three years. In addition to her pure acting ability, Lawson developed into exceptional dancer. In her mid-teens she landed a role in a panto in Brighton and later performed in Frinton-on-Sea in Essex, where she was spotted by comedian Gracie Fields. With Fields's support, Lawson was able to become the resident act at The May Fair Hotel in London. Lawson incorporated into her show the song Varsity Drag from the musical Good News, which at the time was being performed by American Zelma O'Neal at the Carlton Theatre in the West End. Her performance was such a success that when O'Neal returned to the United States, the Carlton Theatre choose 17-year-old Lawson as her replacement.
  • 1910
    Born
    Mary Lawson was born in Darlington, County Durham, England on 30 August 1910.
    More Details Hide Details She grew up in a humble terraced house on 58 Pease Street on the Freeholders' Estate in Darlington and attended Dodmire School. The Lawsons were a working-class family that had relocated from Gateshead to Darlington several years before Mary's birth. Lawson's father, Thomas Ed Lawson (b. 1876), was an assistant fitter for the North Eastern Railway Company, while her mother, Jane Hood Lawson (b. 1875), died when Mary was only three. As a result, Mary was largely raised by her elder sister Dorothy (b. 1899). Mary also had two brothers: John (b. 1896) and Francis James (b. 1906) Lawson began performing at a young age. When she was only five she sang at Feethams for soldiers wounded during the First World War and soon became a regular at Darlington's Scala theatre on Eldon Street.
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