Grace Palotta i(3 works by) (a.k.a. Miss Grace Palotta)
Born: Established: 1870 Vienna,
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Austria,
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Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 21 Feb 1959 Notting Hill, London,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,

Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1895
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A popular actress both in Australia and overseas, Grace Palotta was noted as one of the best-loved performers of London's Gaiety Theatre. She first visited Australia in 1895 while touring with the Gaiety Theatre Company.

But she also performed with various other theatre companies and subsequently visited Australia a total of five times between 1895 and 1918. As a result of these theatrical sojourns, Palotta had intermittently spent a number of years in Australia before settling in Melbourne when she retired from the stage in 1915. She returned to Europe after the First World War.

Noted for her style and elegance, Palotta established a reputation as a fashionable role model for the many women who frequented her stage performances.

In addition to publishing the novella A Viennese Romance, or, the Life and Adventures of an Actress, she also wrote a number of articles which offered fashion advice to the female readership of journals such as The Lone Hand.

Between 1895 and 1918, Palotta visited Australia five times. A popular actress in both the UK and USA, she was well-loved by Australian audiences and consistently featured by the local press. Touring with various theatre companies, Palotta had intermittently spent a number of years here before settling in Melbourne when she retired from the stage in 1915. She returned to Europe after WW1.

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