Hill, Jenny [real name Elizabeth Thompson]
- Laurence Senelick
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 ...