Beatrice Gladys Lillie, Lady Peel (29 May 1894 – 20 January 1989), known as Bea Lillie, was a Canadian-born British actress, singer and comedic performer.
She began to perform as a child with her mother and sister. She made her West End debut in 1914 and soon gained notice in revues and light comedies, becoming known for her parodies of old-fashioned, flowery performing styles and absurd songs and sketches. She debuted in New York in 1924 and two years later starred in her first film, continuing to perform in both the US and UK. She was associated with revues staged by André Charlot and works of Noël Coward and Cole Porter, and frequently was paired with Gertrude Lawrence, Bert Lahr and Jack Haley.
During World War II, Lillie was an inveterate entertainer of the troops. She won a Tony Award in 1953 for her revue An Evening with Beatrice Lillie.
Birth and Death Data: Born May 29, 1894 (Toronto), Died January 20, 1989 (Henley-on-Thames)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal
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Recordings (Results 26-34 of 34 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Gramophone||0EA472||10-in.||10/24/1934||A baby's best friend||Edward Cooper ; Beatrice Lillie||Female vocal solo, with piano||vocalist, soprano vocal|
|Decca||60120||10-in.||10/31/1935||Mother told me so||Beatrice Lillie||vocalist, soprano vocal|
|Decca||60121||10-in.||10/31/1935||Paree||Beatrice Lillie||vocalist, soprano vocal|
|Decca||74485||12/30/1947||Wind 'round my heart||Beatrice Lillie||vocalist, soprano vocal|
|Decca||74486||12/30/1947||Honey ma' love||Beatrice Lillie||vocalist, soprano vocal|
|Decca||74487||12/30/1947||Clop! Clip! Clop!||Beatrice Lillie||vocalist, soprano vocal|
|Decca||74488||12/30/1947||Lady Windermore's fan||Beatrice Lillie||vocalist, soprano vocal|
|Decca||74489||12/30/1947||The yodelin' goldfish||Beatrice Lillie||vocalist, soprano vocal|
|Decca||74490||12/30/1947||Oh, for a night in the ballroom||Beatrice Lillie||vocalist, soprano vocal|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lillie, Beatrice," accessed October 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105526.
Lillie, Beatrice. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105526.
"Lillie, Beatrice." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 October 2023.
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