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Best known for her acting career, which began in the early years of the twentieth century and ended in the thirties, Viola Tree was also an opera singer and a theatre manager. She published an autobiography, an etiquette book, and a biography of her husband. She also wrote two plays, one of which was in collaboration with Gerald du Maurier. Neither play was published, but both were produced. Her etiquette book stemmed from the etiquette and advice articles she had written for various magazines and newspapers, including her Sunday advice column.
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17 July 1884 VT was born in London; she was the eldest in a family of three daughters. Bibliographic Citation link.
1923 "The Dancers", a play written collaboratively by VT (as 'Hubert Parsons') and actor-manager Gerald du Maurier, opened at Wyndham's Theatre, starring Tallulah Bankhead in her London debut. Bibliographic Citation link.
April 1926 The Hogarth Press published VT's autobiography, Castles in the Air, The Story of My Singing Days. Bibliographic Citation link.
15 November 1938 After being ill for many months, VT died in London of pleurisy. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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