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Also Known As: Died: May 22, 1972
Born: May 11, 1892 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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1933:
Made her West End stage debut in the play "Wild Justice" by James Dale
1936:
Made her film debut as Miss Butterby in "Dusty Ermine"
1938:
Career took notable upturn with her performance as the eccentric septuagenarian Bijou Furze in the stage comedy, "Spring Meeting"
1939:
First played Miss Prism in "The Importance of Being Earnest" onstage, in a production by John Gielgud
1940:
Played the atypically unsympathetic role of Mrs. Danvers in a stage adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel, "Rebecca"
1941:
Portrayed Madame Arcati on the London stage in the original production of Noel Coward's comedy, "Blithe Spirit"
1945:
Recreated her stage role in David Lean's film version of "Blithe Spirit"
1947:
Toured North America with John Gielgud in "The Importance of Being Earnest", this time playing Lady Bracknell
1948:
Played Miss Whitchurch in the stage farce, "The Happiest Days of Your Life"
1950:
Recreated her role in "The Happiest Days of Your Life" in Frank Launder's film adaptation
1952:
Committed her performance as Miss Prism to film in Anthony Asquith's adaptation of "The Importance of Being Earnest"
1957:
Toured Australia in "The Happiest Days of Your Life" with husband Stringer Davis
1963:
Won Best Supporting Actress Oscar playing a dotty dowager in "The VIPs"
1966:
Suffered a fall while filming in Italy; broke her hip and never fully recovered

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