Person    | Female  Born 27/11/1809  Died 15/1/1893

Fanny Kemble

Categories: Literature, Race Issues, Theatre

Countries: USA

Actress. Born Newman Street. 1830 a witness at the death of Huskisson. 1832 travelled to America with her father and wrote about her experiences there. Married an American who inherited a fortune in slaves. They divorced and she campaigned against slavery. Died at home, 86 Gloucester Place.

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Fanny Kemble

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