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Elsie Fogerty

london school trained speech

Teacher of elocution, born in London, UK. She trained at the Paris Conservatoire, then taught at the Crystal Palace School of Art and Literature (1889) and Sir Frank Benson's London School of Acting. She was founder and director of the Central School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art in London (1906), and trained such notable actors as Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud. She was also a pioneer in the field of speech therapy.

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