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Mrs. Patrick Campbell


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Mrs Patrick Campbell (9 February 1865 – 9 April 1940), born Beatrice Stella Tanner and known informally as "Mrs Pat", was an English stage actress.

Campbell was born Beatrice Stella Tanner in Kensington, London, to John Tanner and Maria Luigia Giovanna, daughter of Count Angelo Romanini. She studied for a short time at the Guildhall School of Music. Her first marriage, from which she ... more »

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  • ''There can be a fundamental gulf of gracelessness in a human heart which neither our love nor our courage can bridge.''
    Patrick, Mrs. Campbell (1865-1940), British actor. My Life and Some Letters, ch. 19 (1922). Birth name is Beatrice Stella Tanner.
  • ''The deep, deep peace of the double-bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise-lounge.''
    Patrick, Mrs. Campbell (1865-1940), British actor. Quoted in Alexander Woollcott, "The First Mrs. Tanqueray," While Rome Burns (1934). Woolcott co...
  • ''Does it really matter what these affectionate people do—so long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses!''
    Patrick, Mrs. Campbell (1865-1940), British actress. Quoted in Mrs. Patrick Campbell, p. 78, Alan Dent (1961). Referring to rumors of a homosexual...
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