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Dame Sybil Thorndike Edit Profile

Actress

Dame Sybil Thorndike, British actress.

Background

Thorndike, Dame Sybil was born on October 24, 1882 in Gainsboro, England. Daughter of Arthur John Webster and Agnes McDonald (Bowers) Thorndike.

Education

Student School Music.

Career

Professional pianist. With Shakespearian Repertory in American, 1905-1907, Miss Horniman’s Company, Manchester, England, 1908-1909, Charles Frohman’s Repertory, 1910. American tour with John Drew, 1910-1911.

Leading roles with Miss Horniman’s Company, 1911-1913. Shakespearian leading roles with Old Vic Theatre, 1914-1918. Leading roles London prodns., 1919-1920, Little Theatre, 1920-1922, also Grand Guignol Theatre, London.

Television appearances, numerous tours throughout world. Doctor of Laws, University Manchester, Edinburgh U., Doctor of Literature, Southampton U. Granted Freedom City Rochester.

Named dame commander British Empire. Address: London S.W.3, England *.

Connections

Married Lewis Casson, December 22, 1908. Children: John, Christopher, Mary (Mistress.

father:
Arthur John Webster Thorndike

mother:
Agnes McDonald (Bowers) Thorndike

spouse:
Lewis Casson

children:
John Thorndike

Christopher Thorndike

Mary (Mrs Thorndike