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Gardner [née Cheney], Sarahlocked

(fl. 1763–1795)
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Gardner [née Cheney], Sarah (fl. 1763–1795), actress and playwright, first appeared at Drury Lane Theatre on 1 October 1763 under her maiden name, Miss Cheney, playing Miss Prue in William Congreve's Love for Love. A diary entry by the prompter Hopkins recorded: 'a Pretty Figure, play'd with Spirit, very Awkward, & Speaks too much at the top of her Voice' (...

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