Lady Cora Crawley before Downton Abby
Elizabeth McGovern, who becomes more beautiful with age, although its difficult to say with sage when she is only 51.Elegant and statuesque at 5'9, the perfect proportions to showcase the elegant gowns and suits of the Edwardian period. Elizabeth McGovern, while attending Julliard, received her first part in Ordinary People in 1980. The following year, she earned an Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress, for her portrayal of Evelyn Nesbitt, in RAGTIME. Which as a side note was James Cagney's last movie.
Elizabeth played Evelyn Nesbitt,who as only a teenager, garnered the attention of the then 47-year-old architect and New York socialite Stanford White, who became her lover and dedicated benefactor. Nesbitt achieved world-wide notoriety when her jealous husband, multi-millionaire Harry Kendall Thaw, shot and murdered Stanford White on the rooftop theatre of Madison Square Garden on the evening of June 25, 1906, leading to what the press would call “The Trial of the Century.”
This scandal must have been the talk of the nation and was carried sensationally in all of the newspapers across the country. Can't imagine anything like that happening today.
Once the business of the holidays calms down, we can pour ourselves a warm cup of tea, and continue sharing the adventures taking place at Grantham Abby.