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ELIZABETH WHITLOCK (1761-1836)

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 724 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ELIZABETH WHITLOCK (1761-1836), who was a daughter of Roger Kemble, made her first appearance on the stage in 1783 at Drury Lane as Portia. In 1785 she married Charles E. Whitlock, went with him to America and played with much success there. She had the honour of appearing before President Washington. She seems to have retired about 1807, and she died on the 27th of February 1836. Her reputation as a tragic actress might have been greater had she not been Mrs Siddons's sister.
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