Jo Willett: ‘Sarah Siddons - The First Celebrity Actress’

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Jo Willett: Sarah Siddons - The First Celebrity Actress


Sarah Siddons grew up poor and often hungry. But before she was 30, she had become a superstar.


In a world of vicious satire and gossip, Sarah battled to protect her reputation. She took constant pains to portray herself as a wife and mother, but this hid some darker truths. This remarkable woman also redefined the world of theatre and became the first celebrity actress.


Jo Willett is an award-winning freelance producer of TV comedy and drama and has now begun a second career writing historical biographies.


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