Cigarette card for the week ending
Saturday, 4 July 2009

Lillian Lawrence (1868-1926),
American stage and screen actress

Lillian Lawrence

Lillian Lawrence

(photo: unknown, USA, circa 1897)

This real photograph cigarette card from one of the Ogden's Guinea Gold Cigarettes series was published in England about 1900.

'Lillian Lawrence Resigns.
'Miss Lillian Lawrence, who has held the position of leading lady in the Castle Square Dramatic Stock Company in Boston for several seasons, resigned from that organization last week. She has received several offers to star next season and may accept one of them.'
(The Post-Standard, Syracuse, New York, Monday, 29 April 1901, p. 8e)

Miss Lawrence was subsequently sometime leading lady of the Orpheum Dramatic Stock Company at the Chestnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia; appeared on Broadway; and between 1915 and 1925 in a number of films.

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