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Vanbrugh, Prudence (1902–)

Vanbrugh, Prudence (1902–)

English actress. Born Prudence Bourchier, Mar 1, 1902, in London, England; dau. of Arthur Bourchier (actor and theater manager) and Violet Vanbrugh (actress); m. James Blomfield Dixon.

Made stage debut in London as Curley in Peter Pan (1912) and grown-up debut as Mrs. Darling in Peter Pan (1922); appeared at Stratford as Lady Anne in Richard III, Hippolita in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Hecate in Macbeth (1922–23); other plays include The Prisoner of Zenda, The Flame, The Letter of the Law, Captain Banner, The Three Sisters, Wooden Shoes and Little Lord Fauntleroy; often toured with mother.

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