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Nellie Stewart

Singer and actress

Died when: 72 years 213 days (871 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio


Nellie Stewart

Nellie Stewart, born Eleanor Stewart Towzey (20 November 1858 – 21 June 1931) was an Australian actress and singer, known as "Our Nell" and "Sweet Nell".

Born into a theatrical family, Stewart began acting as a child.As a young woman, she built a career playing in operetta and Gilbert and Sullivan operas.

In the mid-1880s, she began a long relationship with the theatrical manager George Musgrove.In the 1890s, Stewart had fewer successful roles.

Overwork had taken a toll on her voice, and she took several years off from performing, giving birth to a daughter with Musgrove.

In 1902, Stewart had one of her greatest successes in the title role in Sweet Nell of Old Drury, and found another success at the end of the decade in Sweet Kitty Bellairs.

After this, she continued to perform in both comedy and drama, and worked in theatre management, through the 1920s.

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