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Hill, Jenny [real name Elizabeth Thompson]locked

(1848–1896)
  • Laurence Senelick

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Hill, Jenny [real name Elizabeth Thompson] (1848–1896), music-hall entertainer, was born in Paddington, Middlesex. Her childhood is obscured by legends spread by herself and others. Her father, Michael Thompson (1812/13–1881), was reported to be a watcher at a cab stand. Her stage début was made at the age of six or seven, when she performed as the legs of the goose in ...

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F. Boase, , 6 vols. (privately printed, Truro, 1892–1921); repr. (1965)