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Peg Woffington

(c. 1720—1760) actress


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(c. 1714–60),

the celebrated actress. She had many lovers, and lived for some time with Garrick. She is the subject of Masks and Faces (1852), a play by C. Reade and Tom Taylor, on which Reade based his novel Peg Woffington (1853).

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