Fanny Kemble


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Frances Anne Kemble (27 November 1809 - 15 January 1893) was a notable British actress from a theatre family in the early and mid-nineteenth century. She also was a well-known and popular writer, whose published works included plays, poetry, eleven volumes of memoirs, travel and works about the theatre. In 1834 she married an American, Pierce Mease Butler, heir to cotton, tobacco and rice ... more »

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  • ''Trust a woman—as a DOCTOR!—NEVER!''
    Fanny Kemble (1809-1893), British actress. As quoted in Pioneer Work for Women, ch. 5, by Elizabeth Blackwell (1895). The reaction of the prominen...
  • ''Everything overworks everybody here.''
    Fanny Kemble (1809-1893), British actor. Further Records, 1848-1883, vol. 1; entry dated December 31, 1874 (1891). Kemble, who was married to an A...
  • ''Rome ... seems to me the place in the world where one can best dispense with happiness ....''
    Fanny Kemble (1809-1893), British actor. Further Records, 1848-1883, vol. 2; entry dated December 22, 1853 (1891). Kemble was travelling through E...
  • ''Simplicity is a great element of good breeding.''
    Fanny Kemble (1809-1893), British actor. Further Records, 1848-1883, vol. 1; entry dated January 20, 1875 (1891).
  • ''I want to do everything in the world that can be done.''
    Fanny Kemble (1809-1893), British actress. Journal of a Residence in America, entry for September 11, 1832 (1835).
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