Lillie Langtry

British courtesan Lillie Langtry

Lillie Langtry, usually spelled Lily Langtry when she was in the U.S. , born Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, was a British music hall singer and stage actress famous for her many stage productions including She Stoops to Conquer, The Lady of Lyons and As You Like It. She was also known for her relationships with nobility, including the Prince of Wales, the Earl of Shrewsbury and Prince Louis of Battenberg.
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Dettori faces late dash to ride Dunlop's Snow Fairy - Irish Times
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O'Brien completed the Champion-Matron double last year with Cape Blanco and Lillie Langtry. * JASON Maguire faces an uncertain spell on the sidelines after injuries suffered in a fall at Cartmel over the weekend turned out to be more serious than first
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Last updated at 7:00 PM on 20th August 2011 - Daily Mail
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From the start, it attracted writers, artists and musicians, including Lillie Langtry, Frida Kahlo, Mark Rothko and Edith Piaf. The arty crowd didn't always have the place entirely to themselves — survivors from the Titanic were put up there briefly
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Leeds City Varieties' £9.9m refurbishment ready - BBC News
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Its stage has hosted Charlie Chaplin, Harry Houdini, Lillie Langtry, Mickey Rooney, Frankie Vaughan and Barry Cryer. It was in 1953 that the Varieties became the home of The Good Old Days. David Evans, of Leeds City Council said that "The idea of the
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Newbury Placepot: Saturday August 13 - betting.betfair.com
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... but the King George V Handicap winner has got a bit on his plate to make his mark in the Geoffrey Freer and it's best to side with the proven class, which comes in the form of the filly Meeznah, who won the Lillie Langtry at Goodwood last time
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Play against Jeff Stelling and co to win big prizes - SkySports
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She's still improving judged on her impressive win in the Group 3 Lillie Langtry at Goodwood last month and Frankie stays loyal despite the presence of Godolphin's Claremont. The latter hasn't raced since Meydan back in March and Times Up looks a
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Marchand d'Or (L): Could run in the Sprint Cup - Sportinglife.com
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Delzangles also outlined plans for Shankardeh, who was second to Meeznah in the Group Three Lillie Langtry Stakes at Glorious Goodwood. "She ran a very good race and she's in very good form," Delzangles added. "I'm not sure if I'm going back to England
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An Irishman's Diary - Irish Times
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Edward's liaisons included the actresses Sarah Bernhardt and Lillie Langtry, the Moulin Rouge dancer La Goulue and a string of married society women, such as Lady Warwick and Lady Mordaunt. His enduring relationship was with Mrs Alice Keppel,
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Living Legends - Eater National
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In 1905, Lillie Langtry, an actress and onetime paramour of King Edward VII sued the restaurant for refusing female entrance. She eventually won, and the restaurant put up the sign "Ladies are in luck, they can dine at Keens
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Horse Power: At Glorious Goodwood Watch Out for... Field Of Miracles, Rhythm ... - Liverpool Echo
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John Gosden's Galileo filly is set for what used to be the Lillie Langtry Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Thursday and gain a deserved win. A WINNER at Royal Ascot, Rhythm Of Light looks sure to go close in the Golden Mile next Friday
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Cecil maps out Goodwood raid - SkySports
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He also has Wild Coco for the i-share Fillies' Stakes, better known as the Lillie Langtry Stakes, and Chachamaidee for the Oak Tree Stakes. "Midday and Principal Role could both run in the Nassau. They have both been working nicely and seem in good
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Luxury London Hotel: The Cadogan Hotel - JustLuxe.com
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It was also there that Edward VII, the future king of England would court and secretly meet his mistress, the highly paid actress and renowned society beauty Lillie Langtry. Lillie continued to live in her apartment even after she sold her house,
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Goodwood target for Meeznah - SkySports
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Trainer David Lanigan is now looking at running her in the Group Three Blackrock Stakes, registered as the Lillie Langtry Stakes, at Glorious Goodwood on July 28. "She seems fine, so hopefully we'll probably go for the Lillie Langtry at Goodwood,
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County's state fair exhibit wins awards; chosen as best design of all county ... - Lake County News
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It featured small-scale facade reconstructions of local 1800s storefronts, as well as the Lake County Courthouse Museum and the Lillie Langtry house. This year three major portions of the exhibit were built by Tim Salisbury Construction of Kelseyville
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Wending through wine country: Cruising the back roads in a Mercedes CLS550 - Los Altos Town Crier
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The winery is named for famed British actress, socialite and paramour to royalty Lillie Langtry. She owned the property from 1888 to 1908, and her house is still there and open to visitors. The winery is located in an unassuming building with an
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1929
    Age 75
    Langtry died in Monaco at dawn 12 February 1929.
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  • 1928
    Age 74
    Langtry continued to have involvement with her husband's Irish properties after his death. These were compulsory purchased from her in 1928 under the Northern Ireland Land Act, 1925.
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  • 1919
    Age 65
    Langtry owned a stud at Gazely, Newmarket. This venture was not a success. After a few years, she gave up attempts to breed blood-stock. Langtry sold Regal Lodge and all her horse-racing interests in 1919 before she moved to Monaco.
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  • 1917
    Age 63
    She last appeared on the stage in America in 1917.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1907
    Age 53
    In 1907 Hugo's father died; he became the 5th Baronet and Langtry became Lady de Bathe.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1902
    Age 48
    In 1902, Jeanne Marie married the Scottish politician, Sir Ian Malcolm at St Margaret's, Westminster.
  • 1899
    Age 45
    The wedding between Langtry and de Bathe took place in St Saviour’s Church, Jersey, on July 27, 1899, with Langtry's daughter being the only other person present, apart from the officials.
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    After the divorce from her husband, Langtry was linked in the popular press to Prince Louis Esterhazy; they shared time together and both had an interest in horse racing. However, in 1899, she married 28-year-old Hugo Gerald de Bathe (1871-1940), son of Sir Henry de Bathe, 4th Baronet and Charlotte Clare. Hugo's parents had initially not married, due to objections from the de Bathe family. They lived together and seven of their children were born out of wedlock. They married after the death of Sir Henry's father in 1870, and Hugo was their first son born in wedlock – making him heir to the baronetcy.
  • 1897
    Age 43
    During her travels in the United States, Langtry became an American citizen and on May 13, 1897, divorced her husband, Edward Langtry, in Lakeport, California.
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  • 1895
    Age 41
    Despite speculation, Langtry and Gebhard never married. In 1895 he married Lulu Morris of Baltimore. They divorced in 1901.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1891
    Age 37
    Langtry became involved in a relationship with Baird, from 1891 until his death in March 1893.
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  • 1889
    Age 35
    In 1889, Langtry met “an eccentric young bachelor, with vast estates in Scotland, a large breeding stud, a racing stable, and more money than he knew what to do with”: he was George Alexander Baird or Squire Abington, as he came to be known.
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  • 1888
    Age 34
    On August 13, 1888, Langtry and Gebhard traveled in her private car attached to an Erie Railroad express train bound for Chicago.
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  • 1885
    Age 31
    With Gebhard, Langtry became involved in the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing. In 1885, she and Gebhard brought a stable of American horses to race in England.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1883
    Age 29
    After her return from New York in 1883, Langtry registered at the Conservatoire in Paris for six weeks' intensive training to improve her acting technique.
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    Eventually, her production company started a coast-to-coast tour of the USA, ending in May 1883 with a “fat profit.” Before leaving New York, she had an acrimonious break with Henrietta Labouchere over Langtry's relationship with Frederick Gebhard, a wealthy young American.
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  • 1882
    Age 28
    For nearly a decade, from 1882 to 1891, Langtry had a relationship with the American Frederick Gebhard, described as a young clubman, sportsman, horse owner, and admirer of feminine beauty, both on and off the stage.
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    She arrived by ship in October 1882 to be met by the press and Oscar Wilde, who was in New York on a lecture tour.
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    Early in 1882, Langtry quit the production team at the Haymarket and started her own company, touring the UK with various plays.
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  • 1881
    Age 27
    Following favorable reviews of this first attempt at the stage, and with further coaching, Langtry made her debut before the London public, playing Kate Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer at the Haymarket Theatre in December 1881.
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    She first tried out for an amateur production in the Twickenham Town Hall on 19 November 1881.
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    On March 8, 1881, she gave birth to a daughter, whom she named Jeanne Marie.
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    Although remaining friends with the Prince, Lillie Langtry's physical relationship with him ended when she became pregnant, probably by her old friend Arthur Jones with whom she went to Paris for the birth of the child, Jeanne Marie, in March 1881.
  • 1880
    Age 26
    In June 1880, she became pregnant.
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  • 1879
    Age 25
    In the autumn of 1879, rumours were published in Town Talk that her husband would divorce her and cite, among others, the Prince of Wales as co-respondent.
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    In July 1879, Langtry began an affair with the Earl of Shrewsbury; in January 1880, Langtry and the earl were planning to run away together.
    In April 1879, Langtry had an affair with Prince Louis of Battenberg, while she was involved with Arthur Clarence Jones (1854–1930), an old friend.
  • 1877
    Age 23
    The Prince of Wales, Albert Edward ("Bertie", later Edward VII), arranged to sit next to Langtry at a dinner party given by Sir Allen Young on May 24, 1877. (Her husband Edward was seated at the other end of the table.) Although the Prince was married to Princess Alexandra and had six children, he was a well-known philanderer. He became infatuated with Langtry, and she soon became his semi-official mistress. She was presented to the Prince's mother, Queen Victoria. Eventually, a cordial relationship developed between Langtry and Princess Alexandra. The affair lasted from late 1877 to June 1880.
  • 1874
    Age 20
    On 6 March 1874, 20-year-old Lillie married 30-year-old Irish landowner Edward Langtry, a widower, who had been married to Jane Frances Price.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1853
    Born
    Born in 1853 as Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, Langtry was the only daughter of Rev. William Corbet Le Breton and his wife Emilie Davis (née Martin), who was known for her beauty.
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