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Also Known As: Dame Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies Died: January 27, 1992
Born: January 25, 1891 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ... actor singer
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Legendary figure of the English stage and, in the words of The New York Times, "a last link with the world of Victorian theater". Ffrangcon-Davies' career spanned 80 years, from a walk-on part in a 1911 performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" to an appearance in the 1992 Sherlock Holmes TV-movie "The Master Blackmailer". She was hailed as the finest Juliet of her generation for her 1924 portrayal opposite the 19-year-old John Gielgud. Ffrangcon-Davies retired from the stage in 1970 but continued to work in radio and TV until the end of her life. She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1991 after much campaigning by senior theatrical figures. At age 100, she was the oldest person to be so honored.

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