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Born: June 6, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Coventry, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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Evacuated to Liverpool due to intense bombing of hometown during WWII
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As a juvenile, worked with the Bradford Civic Playhouse Group and acted in hundreds of (mostly children's) radio programs for the BBC
1954:
Film debut in "The Sleeping Tiger" (directed by Joseph Losey)
1964:
Joined National Theatre Company; appeared in Samuel Beckett's "Play"
1965:
Replaces Maggie Smith as Desdemona opposite Laurence Olivier in "Othello"
1969:
Wins the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress for both "Charlie Bubbles" and "Twisted Nerve"
1973:
Plays Mouth in Samuel Beckett's "Not I"
1976:
Stars as Mrs. Blaycock in Richard Donner's horror thriller "The Omen"
1991:
Queen Elizabeth II awards her title of Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for her services to drama
1996:
Writes autobiography <i>Billie Whitelaw┬┐ Who He?</i>

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