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'
Featured in the British sitcom "Both Ends Meets"
Had featured role of Carlotta Campion in the London version of the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical "Follies"
Played Lorelei Lee in the London production of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"
Encouraged by her mother, joined the Oldham Repertory Theatre at age 14; remained with the company for eight years
Film debut, "Odd Man Out"
Had one of her best screen roles as the mother in "A Taste of Honey"
Starred in the stage production "The Dora Bryan Show"
Won acclaim for her performance in a revival of Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party"
Earned accolades and critical praise for her stage performance in "She Stoops to Conquer"
Headlined the stage show "An Evening with Dora Bryan and Friends"
Made stage debut in a pantomime in Manchester, England
Replaced Mary Martin in the London production of "Hello, Dolly!"
Starred in her own British TV series "According to Dora"
Co-starred in the British sitcom "Mother's Ruin"
First appearance in Shakespeare, played Mistress Quickly in "The Merry Wives of Windsor"
Headlined the stage variety show "Here's Dora"
Made American stage debut in the Broadway production of "Pygmalion" starring Peter O'Toole and Amanda Plummer
Raised in Oldham, England