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MARY ANN YATES (1728-1787)

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 908 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MARY ANN YATES (1728-1787), English actress, was the daughter of William Graham, a ship's steward. In 1753 she appeared at Drury Lane as Marcia in Samuel Crisp's (d. 1783) Virginia, Garrick being the Virginius. She was gradually en-trusted with all the leading parts. Mrs Yates, whose husband, Richard Yates (c. 1706-1796), was a well-known comedian, succeeded Mrs Cibber as the leading tragedian of the English stage, and was in turn succeeded—and eclipsed—by Mrs Siddons.
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