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|Also Known As:||Died:||October 16, 2007|
|Born:||September 30, 1921||Cause of Death:||Parkinson's Disease|
|Birth Place:||Helensburgh, Scotland||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Made stage debut in "Harlequin and Columbine"
Danced in the corps de ballet of Sadler's Wells production of "Prometheus"
Began acting career in English repertory theaters
Made film acting debut in small role of a hatcheck girl in "Contraband"
First prominent role in films, Jenny in "Major Barbara"
Had leading role in "Love on the Dole"
Played three roles in "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp"
Acted on London stage in an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House"; also toured
Performed on tour in stage melodrama "Gaslight" for British troops in Europe
Voted one of England's top ten money-making film stars in annual "Motion Picture Herald" exhibitors poll
Invited to Hollywood; made U.S. film debut in "The Hucksters"
Cast as a nun on a religious mission in the Himalayas in "Black Narcissus"
Received first of six Best Actress Academy Award nominations for "Edward, My Son"
Played female lead in "King Solomon's Mines"
Offered perhaps her most memorable performance as the adulterous wife of an army officer in "From Here to Eternity"; received second Best Actress Oscar nomination
Appeared as Portia in all-star filming of "Julius Caesar"
Made Broadway debut as female lead of "Tea and Sympathy"
Again played an adulterous wife in film version of Graham Greene's "The End of the Affair"
Recreated stage role from "Tea and Sympathy" in feature version
Portrayed the proper British governess to the children of the monarch of Siam in film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The King and I"; received third Academy Award nomination; singing voice dubbed by Marni Nixon
Earned fourth Oscar nomination for her turn as a nun stranded on a Pacific Island with an army officer (Robert Mitchum) in "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison"
Cast opposite Cary Grant in romance "An Affair to Remember"
Delivered fine performance as a middle-aged spinster in "Separate Tables"; earned fifth Academy Award nomination
Portrayed writer Sheilah Graham in film adaptation of Graham's memoirs "Beloved Infidel"
Co-starred with Mitchum as a married couple operating a sheep ranch in "The Sundowners"; received sixth and last Best Actress Oscar nomination
Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Portrayed the governess who may or may not be haunted by spirits in "The Innocents," based on the Henry James novella <i>The Turn of the Screw</i>
Acted in BBC production of "Three Roads to Rome"
Co-starred in John Huston's version of Tennessee Williams' "The Night of the Iguana"
Starred in film version of "The Chalk Garden"
Had lead in uneven comedy "Prudence and the Pill," co-starring David Niven
Last features for 16 years, "The Arrangement" and "The Gypsy Moths"
Starred on London stage in "The Day After the Fair"
Performed on tour in the U.S. in "The Day After the Fair"
Appeared on Broadway in Edward Albee's award-winning, but short-lived play "Seascape"
Toured with stage play "The Last of Mrs. Cheney"
Made U.S. TVmovie debut in remake of "Witness for the Prosecution" (CBS)
Played lead of Emma Harte in British miniseries "A Woman of Substance"; syndicated in the U.S.
Made one-shot return to feature films with lead role in "The Assam Garden"
Reteamed with Robert Mitchum in HBO romance "Reunion at Fairborough"
Acted on London stage in "The Corn Is Green"
Reprised role of Emma Harte in syndicated miniseries sequel "Hold the Dream"; final screen performance
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