elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Noël Coward (December 16, 1899 – March 26, 1973)

Sir Noël Coward was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise". Coward's most important relationship, which began in the mid-1940s and lasted until his death, was with South African-born English actor and singer Graham Payn. Coward did not publicly acknowledge his homosexuality, but it was discussed candidly after his death by biographers, including Payn, and in Coward's diaries and letters, published posthumously. On 28 March 1984, the Queen Mother unveiled a memorial stone in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey. Thanked by Payn, for attending, the Queen Mother replied, "I came because he was my friend.” Coward had a 19-year friendship with Prince George, Duke of Kent. Coward reportedly admitted to the historian Michael Thornton that there had been "a little dalliance". Coward said, on the duke's death, "I suddenly find that I loved him more than I knew."

Timeline & Places:

• December 16, 1899: born at 131 Waldegrave Rd, Teddington TW11, Regno Unito

• 1906 to 1909: lived at 56 Lenham Rd, Sutton SM1 4BG, Regno Unito

• 1910s: lived at Prince of Wales Mansions, Prince of Wales Dr, London SW11 4BG, Regno Unito

• 1913: attended Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, 14 Lamb's Conduit St, London, Regno Unito

• 1917: lived at 111 Ebury St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9QU, Regno Unito

• 1920s: lived at 40 Half Moon St, Mayfair, London W1J 7BH, Regno Unito, sharing with Robbie Ross

• 1920s: lived at The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, 59 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, Stati Uniti

• 1920s to 1930s: lived at The Langham, London, 1C Portland Pl, Marylebone, London W1B 1JA, UK

• 1920s and 1930s: lived at The Ritz London, 150 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9BR, Regno Unito

• 1930 to 1956: lived at 17 Gerald Rd, Belgravia, London SW1W 9EH, Regno Unito

• 1930s: lived at Hotel and Café des Artistes, 1 W 67th St, New York, NY 10023, Stati Uniti

• 1936: lived at The Campanile, 450 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022, Stati Uniti

• 1941 to 1943: lived at The Savoy, Strand, London WC2R 0EU, Regno Unito

• 1956: built Firefly Estate, Ocho Rios, Giamaica

• 1958: lived at The Sutton Collection, 404 E 55th St, 10022, NYC, NY, USA

• 1958: lived at Chalet Covar, Les Avants, 1833 Montreux, Svizzera

• 1966: lived at 37 Chesham Pl, Belgravia, London SW1X 8HB, Regno Unito

• 1970s: lived at Hotel Café Royal, 68 Regent St, Soho, London W1B 4DY, UK

• March 26, 1973: died. Memorial at Westminster Abbey, 20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, Regno Unito. Memorial at St Paul Covent Garden, Bedford St, London WC2E 9ED, Regno Unito


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