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Also Known As: Died: July 23, 2014
Born: February 7, 1923 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Lancashire, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Oldham, England
1935:
Made stage debut in a pantomime in Manchester, England
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Encouraged by her mother, joined the Oldham Repertory Theatre at age 14; remained with the company for eight years
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Cast in a London production of Noel Coward's "Private Lives"; Coward advised her to adopt a stage name; she chose 'Bryant' but a typographical error in the program made it 'Bryan'
1946:
Film debut, "Odd Man Out"
1961:
Had one of her best screen roles as the mother in "A Taste of Honey"
1962:
Played Lorelei Lee in the London production of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"
1964:
Headlined the stage variety show "Here's Dora"
1965:
Starred in the stage production "The Dora Bryan Show"
1966:
Replaced Mary Martin in the London production of "Hello, Dolly!"
1968:
Starred in her own British TV series "According to Dora"
1968:
Headlined the stage show "An Evening with Dora Bryan and Friends"
1972:
Featured in the British sitcom "Both Ends Meets"
1984:
First appearance in Shakespeare, played Mistress Quickly in "The Merry Wives of Windsor"
1985:
Earned accolades and critical praise for her stage performance in "She Stoops to Conquer"
1987:
Made American stage debut in the Broadway production of "Pygmalion" starring Peter O'Toole and Amanda Plummer
1987:
Had featured role of Carlotta Campion in the London version of the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical "Follies"
1994:
Co-starred in the British sitcom "Mother's Ruin"
1994:
Won acclaim for her performance in a revival of Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party"

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