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Fanny Kemble
Birth: Nov. 27, 1809
City of London
Greater London, England
Death: Jan. 15, 1893

Actress. Best known for her stage roles in "Romeo and Juliet" and "The Hunchback." She came from a London theatrical family, and took to the stage without any training to save her family from financial ruin. On a tour of the US she met and married one of her chief admirers Pierce Butler, whose grandfather had signed the Constitution. They settled in Georgia where he had inherited a large plantation. She was appalled by the conditions under which the slaves lived and worked, and kept a diary of this time which was later published to support the cause of the Union. She and Pierce Butler later divorced. Her grandson was novelist Owen Wister, author of "The Virginian". (bio by: Donna) 
Family links: 
  Charles Kemble (1775 - 1854)
  Pierce Mease Butler (1810 - 1867)*
  Sarah Butler Wister (1835 - 1908)*
  Fanny Kemble (1809 - 1893)
  Adelaide Kemble Sartoris (1815 - 1879)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Unknown
Kensal Green Cemetery
Kensal Green
London Borough of Brent
Greater London, England
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Originally Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: Jun 18, 2002
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 Added: Sep. 3, 2017
Admiration and respect for her strong anti-slavery stance, even divorcing my cousin over their opposing views. An heroic, pioneering woman and a great actress.
- Scribe
 Added: Mar. 15, 2017

- Yvonne de Boer
 Added: Jan. 15, 2017
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