Braham, Leonora (1853–1931)

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Braham, Leonora (1853–1931)

English actress and singer. Born Leonora Lucy Abraham, Feb 3, 1853, in Bloomsbury, London, England; died Nov 23, 1931, in London; m. 2nd husband Carter J. Duncan Young (actor, singer), 1886.

Made stage debut in Ages Ago (1870) and NY debut in title role of Princess Toto (1879); in London, joined the D'Oyly Carte (1881–87, 1896), creating the title role in Patience (1881); at the Savoy, created the role of Phyllis in Iolanthe, Princess Ida in Princess Ida, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, and Rose Maybud in Ruddigore; other plays include Gretna Green, Nanon, Paola, The Dove Cot and An Artist's Model; toured US.