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date: 19 October 2019

Loftus, Cissielocked

(22 October 1876–12 July 1943)
  • William Stephenson

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Loftus, Cissie (22 October 1876–12 July 1943), actress and mimic, was born Marie Cecilia Loftus Brown in Glasgow, Scotland, the daughter of Ben Brown, a music hall comedian, and Marie Loftus, a music hall singer. Her childhood was spent at boarding schools and backstage at the theaters where her mother played. She left the Convent of the Holy Child, Blackpool, England, in 1892 to become her mother’s dressing room maid....

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