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