Sybil Thorndike
Date of Birth
Oct 24, 1882
Birth Place:
Gainsborough, England


"I would rather have been a pianist than anything," admitted Sybil Thorndyke to one of her chroniclers. Even so, from her first concert at age 11 onward, Ms. Thorndyke never quite overcame her nervousness. She would later insist that it was nerves as much as anything else that caused her to suffer the wrist injury that ended her musical career. Seeking another creative outlet, she joined the rest...