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Inescort, Elaine (c. 1877–1964)

English actress. Name variations: Elaine Inescourt. Born Charlotte Elizabeth Ihle, c. 1877, in London, England; died July 7, 1964, in Brighton, East Sussex, England; m. John Wightman (journalist, div.); m. Capt. Harry de Windt; children: Frieda Inescort (actress).

Made professional stage debut on tour with George Edwardes's Co.; made London debut with H. Beerbohm Tree (1903), appearing in such plays as Richard II, The Last of the Dandies, The Man Who Was, Merry Wives of Windsor and Julius Caesar; replaced Lena Ashwell in title role of Leah Kleschna (1905), then joined company of H.B. Irving, touring English provinces and US (1906–07); other plays include Raffles, The Mollusc, Lanval, Into the Light, Mavourneen, Bitter Sweet and Vile Bodies.

Inescort, Elaine (c. 1877–1964)

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