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|Also Known As:||Died:||April 6, 1996|
|Born:||September 29, 1903||Cause of Death:||heart failure|
|Birth Place:||United Kingdom||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Moved to London at age one after death of father
Stage debut with Birmingham Repertory Theatre in "Street Scene"
London stage debut Regent's Park Open Theatre
First teaming with Laurence Olivier in stage production, "Golden Arrow"
Signed contract with MGM
Film debut, "Goodbye Mr. Chips"; earned first Oscar nomination
Starred with Olivier in "Pride and Prejudice"
First co-starring appearance opposite Walter Pidgeon, "Blossoms in the Dust"
Starred as "Mrs. Miniver"; won Oscar as Best Actress
First made the annual exhibitors poll of top ten boxoffice stars; placed 9th
Last of five successive appearances on boxoffice poll; placed 7th
Last co-starring vehicle opposite Walter Pidgeon, "Scandal at Scourie"
Last starring film under MGM contract, "Strange Lady in Town"
Began making appearances on TV in such productions as "Reunion in Vienna" and "The Little Foxes"
Made Broadway debut in title role of "Auntie Mame" (replacing Rosalind Russell)
Returned to films after a six-year absence, as Eleanor Roosevelt in "Sunrise at Campobello"
Acted in "The Singing Nun" after another six-year absence from the screen
Final feature film acting role in "The Happiest Millionaire"
Final TV acting role, Aunt March in NBC miniseries "Little Women"
Began producing stage plays with Arthur Cantor
Last theatrical production (as co-producer) "On Golden Pond"
Suffered heart attack
Underwent quadruple-bypass surgery
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