Laura Keene

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Birthday
20, 1826
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 4, 1873 (47)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
20, 1826
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 4, 1873 (47)

About

Actress who was New York's first powerful female manager. She was managing Our American Cousin at the Ford's Theatre the night Abraham Lincoln was shot and was one of the first to see him deceased.

Before Fame

Starting as a professional actress in London, she made her debut in The Lady of Lyons.

Trivia

She renamed the Metropolitan Theatre as Laura Keene's Varieties upon leasing the building.

Family Life

She had two children named Emma Elija and Clara Stella.

Associated With

She held Abraham Lincoln's head in her hands in front of Mary Todd Lincoln.