Tree, Maud Holt (1858–1937)

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Tree, Maud Holt (1858–1937)

English stage actress. Name variations: Maud Holt; Lady Tree; Mrs. Beerbohm Tree; Mrs. Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Born Helen Maud Holt, Oct 5, 1858, in London, England; died Aug 7, 1937, in London; m. Herbert Beerbohm Tree (actor-director and founder of RADA), 1883 (died 1917); children: Viola Tree (actress).

Made stage debut in London as Jenny in Sweethearts and came to prominence as Hester Gould in The Millionaire (both 1883); other plays include The Magistrate, Clancarty, The Red Lamp, The Pompadour (title role), Hamlet (as Ophelia), A Woman of No Importance, A Woman's Reason, Trilby (title role), The Musketeers, Julius Caesar, Nero, Captain Swift, What Every Woman Knows, The Admirable Crichton, Mayfair and Montmartre, Diplomacy, and The Rivals (as Mrs. Malaprop); starred in NY debut opposite husband in The Red Lamp (1895) and later appeared there with Mrs. Patrick Campbell in Electra (1908); films include Little Dorrit, Such is the Law, Wedding Rehearsal, Early to Bed, Her Imaginary Lover and The Private Life of Henry VIII. Named Officer of the British Empire (OBE).

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