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Born: February 12, 1870

Died: October 7, 1922 (aged 52)

Nationality: British

Occupation: Musician

Bio: Matilda Alice Victoria Wood was an English music hall singer, known as Marie Lloyd. Her ability to add lewdness to the most innocent of lyrics led to frequent clashes with the guardians of morality. Her performances articulated the disappointments of life, especially for working-class women.

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