Lawrence D'Orsay

Lawrence D'Orsay (1853 – 1931); some sources (Lawrance D'Orsay), was a British born stage and film actor.

Lawrence D'Orsay
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From a play
Dorset William Lawrance

(1853-08-19)19 August 1853
Died13 September 1931(1931-09-13) (aged 78)
Years active1877-1929
Spouse(s)Marie Dagmar
Susan Rusholme


He was born in 1853 as Dorset William Lawrance to solicitor John W. Lawrance. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and was intended to go into Law.[1] Made his first appearance on the stage in 1877, he toured the English provinces for five years to 1882. Much work in London theatres. He went to New York City in 1884, making his first appearance at Haverley's Theatre on 6 October 1884. He started in silent films in 1912, making his last film in 1926.

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  1. ^ Who Was Who in the Theatre: 1912-1976 volume 2 D-H p.690 c.1976 (from editions originally published annually by John Parker), 1976 edition by Gale Research

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