Birkett, Viva (1887–1934)

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Birkett, Viva (1887–1934)

English actress. Name variations: Viva Merivale. Born Feb 14, 1887, in Exeter, Devon, England; died June 26, 1934, in London; m. Philip Merivale (actor).

Made London stage debut in Monsieur Beaucaire (1906) and NY debut in The Hypocrites (1906); other plays include The Brass Bottle, David Garrick, Peter Pan, Loaves and Fishes, Twelfth Night, The Jew of Prague, Officer 666 and Trust the People; toured with George Arliss.

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