Marie Lloyd picture


Historical Images Collection

Ref. No. P001-548
Subject Marie Lloyd
Location unknown
Date ca. 1890s
Caption Marie Lloyd
Notes Born Matilda Alice Victoria Wood, Marie Lloyd was a noted British music hall actress and commedienne. She was born 12 February 1870 in London, England, and a sister to stage actresses Alice Lloyd and Grace Lloyd. Known as the “Queen of the Music Hall,” Miss Lloyd was married three times: (1) Percy Courteney, in 1887; (2) Alexander Hurley in 1905; and (3) Bernard Dillon, on 21 February 1914. Her third marriage, in the British Consulate, in Portland, Oregon, came some months after the couple were denied entry into the U.S. for “lewd and lascivious conduct.” Apparently, that charge was based on the couple having lived together. Marie Lloyd starred as herself in the 1917 film, The Man Who Made Good. She died in London on 7 October 1922.
Source Biography for Marie Lloyd from Internet Movie Database. Additional information from John Culme’s Footlight Notes Archives, online, downloaded 21 November 2005.