Elsie Wagstaff

Elsie Wagstaff (1 July 1899 – 16 July 1985) was an English actress.[1][2] Educated at the Guildhall School of Music, her stage work began in the chorus in 1919, and one of her first leading roles was as Sadie Thompson in an adaptation of Somerset Maugham's Rain.[3] In 1928, she appeared on Broadway in John Van Druten's Diversion, and in Arnold Ridley and Bernard Merivale's The Wrecker.[4] She also worked sporadically in films, and with some regularity on television.[1][5]

Elsie Wagstaff
Actress Elsie Wagstaff.jpg
Publicity still, 1954
Born(1899-07-01)1 July 1899
Leytonstone, Essex, England
Died16 July 1985(1985-07-16) (aged 86)
Kensington, London, England
Alma materGuildhall School of Music
Years active1923-1974
SpouseBernard Jukes (1924-1939) (his death)

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b "Elsie Wagstaff". Archived from the original on 22 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Elsie Wagstaff - Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
  3. ^ "Elsie Wagstaff - The Library Time Machine". rbkclocalstudies.wordpress.com.
  4. ^ League, The Broadway. "Elsie Wagstaff – Broadway Cast & Staff - IBDB". www.ibdb.com.
  5. ^ "Elsie Wagstaff". IMDb.

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