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Priscilla Horton

Died when: 77 years 75 days
Star Sign: Capricorn

 

Priscilla Horton Priscilla Horton, later Priscilla German Reed (2 January 1818 – 18 March 1895), was a popular English singer and actress, known for her role as Ariel in W. C. Macready's production of The Tempest in 1838 and "fairy" burlesques at Covent Garden Theatre. Later, she was known, along with her husband, Thomas German Reed, for creating the family-friendly German Reed Entertainments. There, she was a mentor to W. S. Gilbert, and her performances inspired Gilbert to create some of his famous contralto roles.
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