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Also Known As: Dorothy Isobel Cox Died: May 13, 1964
Born: January 16, 1906 Cause of Death: kidney ailment
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor

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A luminous and intelligent British actress, Diana Wynyard brought genteel grace and an aristocratic dignity to a highly successful stage career. With a carriage and mien well-suited to period drama, she briefly made her mark in several classy roles in Hollywood during the depths of the Depression in the 1930s. Her US film stardom didn't take, however, but she was sporadically active in British film for 20 years thereafter, leaving behind several outstanding performances that made one wish she had done more in film.

A luminous and intelligent British actress, Diana Wynyard brought genteel grace and an aristocratic dignity to a highly successful stage career. With a carriage and mien well-suited to period drama, she briefly made her mark in several classy roles in Hollywood during the depths of the Depression in the 1930s. Her US film stardom didn't take, however, but she was sporadically active in British film for 20 years thereafter, leaving behind several outstanding performances that made one wish she had done more in film.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Island in the Sun (1957) Mrs. Betty Fleury
2.
 Feminine Touch, The (1955) Matron
3.
 Tom Brown's Schooldays (1951) Mrs. Arnold
4.
 An Ideal Husband (1947)
5.
 The Prime Minister (1942) Mary Anne [Wyndham Lewis Disraeli, also known as Lady Beaconsfield]
6.
 The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (1941) Helen Walshingham
7.
 Gaslight (1940) Bella Mallen
8.
 One More River (1934) Lady Clare Corven
9.
 Let's Try Again (1934) Alice [Overton]
10.
 Where Sinners Meet (1934) Anne
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1925:
London stage debut in a small role in "The Grand Duchess"
1927:
Was a member of William Armstrong's Company in Liverpool
1932:
Made New York stage debut in "The Devil Passes"
1932:
Signed by Hollywood; made film debut in "Rasputin and the Empress"
1933:
First leading role in features, "Cavalcade"; received Oscar nomination as Best Actress
1934:
Last US film for over 20 years, "One More River"
1935:
Returned to stage career in England
1939:
First film in five years, "On the Night of the Fire"
1941:
Last films for six years, "Kipps" and "The Prime Minister"
1955:
Last British film, "The Feminine Touch"
1957:
Last film, "Island in the Sun", a one-shot return to a US production, shot in the Caribbean
1964:
Stricken with kidney ailment while in a theater rehearsing for a production of "The Master Builder"
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husband:
Tibor Csato. Doctor. Divorced.
husband:
Carol Reed. Director. Married 1943-47; divorced; was Wynyard's second husband.

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