Alice Lloyd (actor)
|Born||20 October 1873|
|Died||17 November 1949|
|Occupation||Music Hall actor|
Lloyd was born in Hoxton, London into the Wood family that included her elder celebrity sister Marie who adopted the name Marie Lloyd. There were ten children and many of them adopted the name Lloyd to appear in the music hall. Marie, Alice and Grace appeared as the "Sisters Lloyd".
Her sister Marie Lloyd was popular in Britain and it said that an American theatre owner, Percy G. Williams signed up Alice via his agents. He mistakenly thought he had contracted her elder sister Marie. Alice appeared in Vaudeville on Broadway in 1907 and it was claimed that her name was placed in lights of the theatre straight after her first performance. It was said that Marie was too coarse for American audiences and they preferred the more restrained Alice.
In 1908 she was on the ocean liner RMS Mauretania when a broken propellor damaged the ship. It was reported that Alice sang for an hour to calm the passengers whilst power was restored to the vessel.
Lloyd died in the home in Banstead, Surrey in 1949.
- Frank Cullen; Florence Hackman; Donald McNeilly (2007). Vaudeville old & new: an encyclopedia of variety performances in America. Psychology Press. pp. 692–694. ISBN 978-0-415-93853-2.
- Sime Silverman, Variety, 14 November 1919
- Taunton Courier, 23 September 1908
- Seattle Daily Times 23 September 1909, p.9