Original 1920s BEATRICE LILLIE Autographed Photo Sepia Photograph - image 1 of 5

Beatrice Gladys Lillie, Lady Peel (1894 - 1989), known as Bea Lillie, was a Canadian-born British actress, singer and comedic performer.

She began to perform as a child with her mother and sister. She made her West End debut in 1914 and soon gained notice in revues and light comedies, becoming known for her parodies of old-fashioned, flowery performing styles and absurd songs and sketches. She debuted in New York in 1924 and two years later starred in her first film, continuing to perform in both the US and UK. She was associated with revues staged by André Charlot and works of Noël Coward and Cole Porter, and frequently was paired with Gertrude Lawrence, Bert Lahr and Jack Haley.

During World War II, Lillie was an inveterate entertainer of the troops. She won a Tony Award in 1953 for her revue 'An Evening with Beatrice Lillie'.

This is an original sepia-tone 1920s photograph of Beatrice Lillie in profile. The photo is hand-signed by Lillie in ink... SINCERELY, BEATRICE LILLIE. The last couple of letters are faded being next to the edge.

Photo measures 5 3/4 inches across by 8 5/8 inches high. Slight crease at upper left corner and tiny crease at lower left corner. This photo had been glued in a scrapbook with black paper residue still attached on the back.

Very good condition. Beatrice Lillie was a great entertainer. (That last photo is not included...just for those who recognize her from a front view.) NOT A PRINT...this is an actual autographed photo.

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Original 1920s BEATRICE LILLIE Autographed Photo Sepia Photograph


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