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Laura Keene
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Born
Mary Frances Moss

(1826-07-20)20 July 1826
Died 4 November 1873(1873-11-04) (aged 47)
Resting place Green-Wood Cemetery
Occupation Actress, theatre manager
Spouse(s)
Harry Wellington Taylor
(m. 1844; died 1860)

John Lutz
(m. 1860; died 1869)
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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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