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Also Known As: Died: October 6, 2011
Born: October 5, 1933 Cause of Death: Undetermined
Birth Place: Brisbane, Queensland, AU Profession: Cast ...
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1947:
Family moved to the U.S. when father was appointed a member of the Australian delegation to the United Nations
1949:
Made theater debut at age 16 at the Barter Theatre in Virginia
1952:
Film acting debut in "Dead on Course"
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Won acclaim for performances at Mercury Repertory Theatre, London
1953:
London stage debut, "Arms and the Man"
1953:
Joined Library Theatre, Manchester; played Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet"
1954:
First major screen role in "The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp"
1955:
Broadway debut as Helen of Troy in "Tiger at the Gates"
1960:
British TV debut in the "Armchair Theatre" (ITV) presentation of "Rain"
1963:
Earned Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her performance in "Tom Jones" opposite Albert Finney
1965:
Cast opposite Charlton Heston's Michaelangelo in the historical drama "The Agony and the Ecstasy"
1967:
Published first novel <i>The Manipulator</i>
1967:
Starred in the ABC TV-movie "Dial M for Murder"
1969:
Appeared on the British television series "Rogues' Gallery" as Lady Sarah Bellasize
1973:
Cast as Miss Rose in the mystery thriller "The Wicker Man"
1977:
Stage directing debut, "tuff" at the Theatre Upstairs, London
1978:
Directed an episode of BBC series "Everyman" titled "Turning"
1980:
Returned to Australia (date approx.)
1985:
Starred in the Australian drama feature "The Boy Who Had Everything"
1994:
Received final acting credit with a recurring role on the Australian TV series "Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left"
2001:
Awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for her distinguished service to the arts
2006:
Wrote her autobiography <i>My Nine Lives</i>

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