According to the Internet source given below, Dame Esmerelda Cicely Courtneidge, DBE was an Australian-born British actress, comedian and singer born in Sydney, Australia.
Of a theatrical family, she debuted aged just eight as the fairy Peaseblossom
in her father's (Robert Courtneidge) production of A Midsummer Night's Dream
at the Prince's Theatre, Manchester. She went on to perform in her father's West End productions and in music halls as a comedian. In 1916 she married the actor and dancer Jack Hulbert acting together on stage and screen. Courtneidge appeared in 13 films in the 1930s and recorded with Hulbertf or Columbia and HMV.
During the WWII, Courtneidge entertained the armed forces and raised funds for the troops. She then continued her career with comedies, revues and straight plays. She made her last West End run in 1971 and continued to work for a further five years before retiring.
She died in Putney, London, England.
||Biography by wikipedia.org.