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Lola Montez, Celebrity and Courtesan

Celebrity and courtesan to King Ludwig I of Bavaria, Lola Montez. Born Eliza Rosanna Gilbert in Ireland, she took the stage name Lola Montez when she came to America in 1851. She moved to Grass Valley, CA where she met another girl who she encouraged to become an actor, Lotta Crabtree.

She was awell-known actress who died in 1861 in New York. ... show more

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