Belmore, Bertha (1882–1953)

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Belmore, Bertha (1882–1953)

English actress. Born Bertha Cousins, Dec 22, 1882, in Manchester, England; died Dec 14, 1953, in Barcelona, Spain; m. Herbert Belmore.

Made stage debut as a child in the pantomime Robinson Crusoe (1890) and also appeared at leading English variety houses as one of the Belmore Sisters for 7 years; made NY debut as Portia in Julius Caesar (1912), followed by Ziegfeld Follies; made London debut in Irene (1920); played both sides of the Atlantic for many years in such plays as Give Me A Ring, Reunion in Vienna, Bobby Get Your Gun, Peace Comes to Peckham, Show Boat, Johnny Belinda, By Jupiter, Rhapsody, Harlequinade and Caesar and Cleopatra; also appeared in films, including Keep It Quiet, Blossom Time and Royal Cavalcade.

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