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Twiggy

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Born: September 19, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Middlesex, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Neasden, England
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Originally nicknamed 'Sticks' because of her figure; later changed to 'Twigs' and then 'Twiggy'
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Became a top fashion model in the 1960s
1967:
Mattel issued a 'Twiggy Barbie'
1971:
Film debut as an extra in Ken Russell's "The Devils"
1971:
First leading role in features as Polly in Ken Russell's adaptation of Sandy Wilson's pastiche of 1920s musicals "The Boy Friend"; initial collaboration with Tommy Tune
1974:
Made West End stage debut in "Cinderella"
1974:
Made second feature, the thriller "W/I Want Her Dead"; co-starred with future husband Michael Whitney
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Appeared in several West End shows including "Captain Beaky Presents" and "Funny Face"; also toured in "Funny Face"
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Hosted own British TV series, "Twigs" and "Twiggy and Friends"
1980:
Made cameo appearance in "The Blues Brothers"
1981:
Starred as Eliza Doolittle opposite Robert Powell in Yorkshire TV production of "Pygmalion"
1983:
Broadway debut in the musical, "My One and Only", starring and co-staged by Tune; earned a Tony nomination
1987:
Played a vaudeville performer in the British TV special "The Little Match Girl"
1988:
Had supporting role in "Madame Sousatzka", opposite second husband Leigh Lawson
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Cast as Hannah Chaplin, mother to Charles, in the British TV-movie "Young Charlie Chaplin"; aired in US on PBS' "Wonderworks" in 1989
1991:
Co-starred in the ill-fated CBS sitcom "Princesses"
1997:
Acted in London stage revival of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit"
1998:
Played Gertrude Lawrence in the biographical stage musical "Noel and Gertie" at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, Long Island
1999:
Returned to New York stage as Lawrence in Off-Broadway production "If Love Were All", a revised version of "Noel and Gertie", directed by Lawson; what set this edition apart were its tap numbers in period style; starred opposite Harry Groener as Coward
2001:
Co-hosted the English magazine program "This Morning"

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