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Mabel Green advertises Odol mouthwash, London, 1912

December 19, 2014

Mabel Green (1887-1975), English actress and vocalist, photographed for an Odol mouthwash advertisement, 1912
(photo: unknown, probably Bassano, London, circa 1908-1912)

Mabel Green, whose real name was Mabel Gladys Coomber, was born in the Notting Hill area of London on 1 November 1887, one of the children of Alfred Coomber (1852-1924), a removal contractor, and his wife Matilda (née Tanner), widow of Samuel Preston Green (1848-1880), a builder/carpenter and joiner. Mabel’s first husband was a solicitor, Tom Stanley Steel (1871-1920), whom she married in South Africa in 1912 and divorced in London in 1917. Her second husband, and his second wife, was Julius Sigismund Wetzlar (1866?-1938), Deputy Chairman of the Anglo American Corporation of South Africa Ltd. Mabel’s third and last husband was Zante Gower Burmester (1885-1971), whom she married at Holy Trinity, Kensington Gore, on 11 January 1940.

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