Gertie Millar

Gertrude "Gertie" Ward, Countess of Dudley (née Millar; 21 February 1879 – 25 April 1952) was an English actress and singer of the early 20th century, known for her performances in Edwardian musical comedies.

Beginning her career at age 13, Millar was a prominent star of musical comedies for two decades. In 1902, she married the composer Lionel Monckton, who wrote the scores of many of her shows and songs that she made famous. She was one of the most prominent West End theatre performers of the early 20th century, starring in such long-running hits as The Toreador (1901), The Orchid (1903) The Spring Chicken (1905), The New Aladdin (1906) The Girls of Gottenberg (1907), Our Miss Gibbs (1909), The Quaker Girl (1910), Gipsy Love (1912), The Dancing Mistress (1912), The Marriage Market (1913), and A Country Girl (1914).

After Monckton died in 1924, Millar married the 2nd Earl of Dudley.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 21, 1879 (Manningham), Died April 25, 1952 (Chiddingfold)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 76144 12-in. approximately 1918 I like your wonderful eyes Albert W. Ketelbey ; Gertie Millar ; Prince of Wales Theatre Orchestra ; Walter Williams Vocal duet with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 76145 12-in. approximately 1918 You're the boy Albert W. Ketelbey ; Gertie Millar ; Prince of Wales Theatre Orchestra Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 76146 12-in. approximately 1918 Flora Albert W. Ketelbey ; Gertie Millar ; Prince of Wales Theatre Orchestra Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 76147 12-in. approximately 1918 Pastel blue Albert W. Ketelbey ; Gertie Millar ; Prince of Wales Theatre Orchestra Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Millar, Gertie," accessed January 18, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357673.

Millar, Gertie. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 18, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357673.

"Millar, Gertie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 18 January 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357673

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