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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
11th December 1941 Dutch government in London declares war on Italy
11th December 1936 King Edward VIII abdicated from the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson.
11th December 1930 Eccentric violinist Leonard Friedman was born in London.
Gracie Fields lived here
Gracie Fields, the 1930s iconic star lived here.
Location: 20 Frognal Way, Hampstead, London, NW3 6XE
Description: Dame Gracie Fields (1898-1979) had this house made for her. She was Britainís first iconic movie star between the wars, after being a huge success as a comedian and singer on the stage. She lived here during her successes before she moved to Capri to recover from illness.