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Mary Frances Moss
20 July 1826
|Died||4 November 1873
Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.
|Resting place||Green-Wood Cemetery|
|Occupation||Actress, theatre manager|
Harry Wellington Taylor
(m. 1844; died 1860)
(m. 1860; died 1869)
Laura Keene (20 July 1826 – 4 November 1873) was a British stage actress and theatre manager. In her twenty-year career, she became known as the first powerful female manager in New York. She is most famous for being the lead actress in the play Our American Cousin, which was attended by President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., on the evening of his assassination.
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The blood-stained sleeve cuff belonging to Keene on display at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
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