BORN 10 Sep 1872, Eccleshill, Yorkshire: Stonehall - DIED 10 Mar 1930, London: Hampstead|
REAL NAME Lupton, Carolina Maria
GRAVE LOCATION London: East Finchley Cemetery and Crematorium [Saint Marylebone Cemetery], East End Road, Finchley
Marie Studholme was born as Carolina Maria Lupton. Her father's name was Joseph Ludholme Lupton. She was raised by her grandparents and educated at Salt's Girls' School in Bradford.
She first performed in London in 1891 at the Lyric Theatre and in 1893 she worked at the Shaftesbury Theatre when she met her first husband, the actor Gilbert Porteous. George Edwardes engaged her for his production "A Gaiety Girl" at The Prince of Wales Theatre. She worked for Edwardes for many years. Towards the end of the century she was among the most photographed stage beauties.
Marie divorced Porteous and on 12 Sep 1908 she married Harold Borret, the son of a military officer. They had no children of their own but they adapted a boy (Peter Lupino, 1912-1994) and a girl with whom they lived quietly. Borret didn't like the children but he was dependent on her money since he never worked.
She died in 1930 in London of rheumatic fever and was buried at Saint Marylebone Cemetery, now East Finchley Cemetery. Her grave was restored in 2012 by the Music Hall Guild.
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