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Also Known As: Died: February 28, 1987
Born: March 4, 1921 Cause of Death: apparent heart attack
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor

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Offbeat, petite, uniquely plummy-voiced leading lady who graced several classic British comedies of the 1940s and 50s, including "Kind Hearts and Coronets" (1949), "The Man in the White Suit" (1951) and the screen version of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" (1952). The gifted Greenwood possessed a special blend of the aristocratic and the sultry which made her extremely useful for a time in British film; later she specialized in highly enjoyable character roles, still classy and authoritative but more eccentric than sexy, in films including "Mysterious Island" (1961) and "Tom Jones" (1963).

Offbeat, petite, uniquely plummy-voiced leading lady who graced several classic British comedies of the 1940s and 50s, including "Kind Hearts and Coronets" (1949), "The Man in the White Suit" (1951) and the screen version of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" (1952). The gifted Greenwood possessed a special blend of the aristocratic and the sultry which made her extremely useful for a time in British film; later she specialized in highly enjoyable character roles, still classy and authoritative but more eccentric than sexy, in films including "Mysterious Island" (1961) and "Tom Jones" (1963).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Little Dorrit (1988) Mrs Clennam (The Clennam House)
2.
 Past Caring (1985) Stella
3.
 Country (1981) Dollie Van Der Biek
4.
 Flame Is Love, The (1979) Duchess Of Grantham
5.
 Water Babies, The (1979) Lady Harriet
6.
 Hound of the Baskervilles, The (1978) Beryl Stapleton
7.
 Uncanny, The (1977) Miss Malkin ("London 1912")
8.
 Girl Stroke Boy (1971) Lettice
9.
 The Moon-Spinners (1964) Frances Ferris
10.
 Tom Jones (1963) Lady Bellaston
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Education

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: -

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husband:
Andre Morell. Actor. Married fron 1960 until his death in 1978.

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father:
Sydney Earnshaw Greenwood. Artist.

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