Elizabeth Spriggs

Elizabeth Spriggs

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Elizabeth Spriggs was an English character actress. Born in Buxton as Elizabeth Jean Williams, Spriggs had an unhappy childhood and grew up entirely without affection, particularly from her distant, domineering father, a master builder and farmer. She studied at the Royal College of Music and taught speech and drama in Coventry. Her first marriage at 21 was a disaster and, in what she called "the most painful decision of my life," left her husband and young daughter to pursue her acting dream. "The desire to act was like a weight within me," she later said, "and I knew if I didn't do anything about it it would destroy me." She wrote to a rep in Stockport asking for a job and was taken on. She worked with many companies, including Birmingham and Bristol, before joining the RSC in 1962show more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 349g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135742019
  • 9786135742015