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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th September 1970 Rock guitar legend Jimi Hendrix dies in London.
18th September 1962 Footballer John Fashanu was born in Kensington.
18th September 1946 Actor Nicholas Clay was born in Streatham.
18th September 1922 Brass Band composer Ray Steadman-Allen was born in Clapton.
18th September 1809 The Royal Opera House opened for the first time.
Actress Lynn Fontanne's Home
This is where famous Broadway actress Lynn Fontanne grew up.
Location: 6 Station Terrace, Snakes Lane, Woodford
Description: Acclaimed actress Lynn Fontanne (1887-1983) was born here and lived here until the age of 29.
She married Alfred Lunt in 1922 and they went to the US to become one of the most powerful acting partnerships in American theatre history.
Fontanne was a major star in the United States for over 40 years, and with her husband shared a special Tony Award in 1970.
They both won Emmy Awards in 1965 and Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre was named after them.
Fontanne is regarded as one of the American theatres greatest leading ladies of the 20th century.