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Careless, Elizabeth [Betty]locked

(d. 1752)
  • Alison Oddey

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Careless, Elizabeth [Betty] (d. 1752), actress and prostitute, was known as Mrs or Miss Betty Careless. It is probable that she was acting before her name first appeared in the extant bills for the role of Polly in John Gray's The Beggar's Opera...

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P. H. Highfill, K. A. Burnim, & E. A. Langhans, , 16 vols. (1973–93)