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date: 19 September 2019

Duse, Eleonoralocked

(03 October 1858–21 April 1924)
  • James Fisher

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Duse, Eleonora (03 October 1858–21 April 1924), actress, was born Eleonora Giulia Amalia Duse in Vigevano, Italy, the daughter of Vincenzo Duse and Angelica Cappelletto, members of an itinerant theatrical family. She first appeared on stage at the age of four years. Her abundant gifts were obvious from the start, and when she was fourteen she played Juliet in Shakespeare’s ...

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