Le Clerq, Rose

BORN 2 Feb 1845, Liverpool - DIED 2 Apr 1899, London: Chelsea
CAUSE OF DEATH influenza and bronchial pneumonia
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (037/2 (16870))

Rose Leclerq was the fourth daughter of ballet master Charles Leclerq (1797-1861). She debuted as a danseuse at the Princess's Theatre in London in 1854. In 1860 she appeared in London in "The Corsican Brothers" by Dion Boucicault and in 1861 she was Desdemona next to Albert Fechter in "Othello". She married the horse dealer Charles Perry Fuller in 1864. Their son was the actor Fuller Mellish (1865-1935).

She appeared in several more plays by Dion Boucicault, among them "After Dark" (1868). In 1895 she was the first to play Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's" The Importance of Being Ernest". Rose was one of the mourners during the burial of the novelist Wilkie Collins. Her sister Carlotta Leclerq was also a well known actress.

Related persons
• has a connection with Collins, Wilkie
• is brother/sister of Le Clercq, Carlotta
• is grandparent of Mellish, Vera Fuller


The grave of Carlotta and Rose Leclerq at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (26 Jun 2009)


Paths of Glory, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 1997
Rose Leclercq - Wikipedia

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan

Published: 10 Jul 2010
Last update: 20 Feb 2022