Foote, Lydia Alice

ACTOR (ENGLAND)
BORN c1844, London - DIED 30 May 1892, Broadstairs, Kent
REAL NAME Legg, Lydia Alice
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (176/3 (32966))

Lydia Foote was born in 1843 or 1844 as the daughter of the coachbuilder Arthur Wellington Legg. Her maternal aunt Mary Anne Keeley was a well known actress.

She debuted at the Lyceum theatre in London in 1852 and performed in many theatres in London. In 1866 she played Clara in "The Frozen Deep" by Wilkie Collins. Other succesful parts were Esther Eccles in "Castle" (1867) and Anna in "The Danischeffs" (1877). In 1872 she played Mary Thornberry in Dion Boucicault's version of "John Bull" at the Gaiety Theatre in London.

Images

The grave of Lydia Foote at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (26 Jun 2009)

 

The grave of Lydia Foote at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (26 Jun 2009)

 

Sources
Paths of Glory, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 1997


Formes, Ernst

Published: 3 Oct 2010
Last update: 2 Feb 2018