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Also Known As: Died: January 17, 1992
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Birth Place: Broken Hill, New South Wales, AU Profession: actor

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Australian-born supporting actress who spent much of her career in Great Britain, playing warm, approachable characters in films from "Reach for the Sky" (1956) to "The Nun's Story" (1959) to "Georgy Girl" (1966) to "Doctor Jekyll and Sister Hyde" (1971). Alison's most fondly remembered film performance may be her first, as the sympathetic teacher of the hearing-impaired who finally gets a young girl to utter sounds in Alexander Mackendrick's "Mandy" (1952). The renaissance in Australian filmmaking during the 1970s and 80s enabled Alison to act more in her native land, where she appeared in "A Cry in the Dark" (1988) and "Malpractice" (1989) and the TV miniseries "A Town Like Alice" (1981).

Australian-born supporting actress who spent much of her career in Great Britain, playing warm, approachable characters in films from "Reach for the Sky" (1956) to "The Nun's Story" (1959) to "Georgy Girl" (1966) to "Doctor Jekyll and Sister Hyde" (1971). Alison's most fondly remembered film performance may be her first, as the sympathetic teacher of the hearing-impaired who finally gets a young girl to utter sounds in Alexander Mackendrick's "Mandy" (1952). The renaissance in Australian filmmaking during the 1970s and 80s enabled Alison to act more in her native land, where she appeared in "A Cry in the Dark" (1988) and "Malpractice" (1989) and the TV miniseries "A Town Like Alice" (1981).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Australia (1989) Doreen Swanson
2.
 Malpractice (1989) Maureen Davis
3.
 Cry in the Dark, A (1988) Avis Murchison
4.
 Rikky And Pete (1988) Mrs Menzies
5.
 Fortunate Life, A (1985) Grandma Carr
6.
 Winds of Jarrah, The (1983) Mrs Sullivan
7.
 Return of the Soldier, The (1982) Brigadier'S Wife
8.
 Invitation to the Wedding (1973) 1st Woman
10.
 See No Evil (1971) Betty Rexton
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1952:
Made film debut in "Mandy"
1981:
Appeared as Mrs Firth in the Australian-produced miniseries, "A Town Called Alice"
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Toured Australia in "Sweet Bird of Youth" with Lauren Bacall and in "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" in the 1980s

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