Australian movie stars born in 1911

Here are 6 famous actresses from Australia were born in 1911:

Constance Worth

Constance Worth (August 19, 1911 Sydney-October 18, 1963 Los Angeles County) also known as Jocelyn Howarth, Joy Howarth or Joy was an Australian actor.

She began her career in Australian films before traveling to America in the 1930s. Worth starred in several Hollywood films, including "The Case of the Velvet Claws" and "Charlie Chan in Paris." However, her film career was cut short in the 1940s due to her struggles with alcohol and mental illness. Despite these challenges, Worth continued to act on stage and television, including a recurring role in the series "The Thin Man." She ultimately passed away in 1963 at the age of 52.

Finis Barton

Finis Barton (January 8, 1911 Perth-February 17, 1978 New York City) also known as Virginia Barton was an Australian actor.

Barton began his acting career in Australian radio and theater before transitioning to film. He appeared in numerous Australian films before moving to Hollywood in the 1950s to further his career.

In the United States, he appeared in films such as "20 Million Miles to Earth" and "The Purple Mask." He also worked on Broadway, starring in productions such as "Kismet" and "The Gambling Ghost."

Barton was known for his versatility as an actor, playing both dramatic and comedic roles. He also had a distinctive deep and resonant voice which he used in his radio work.

Despite his success in the entertainment industry, Barton struggled with alcoholism throughout his life. He died in 1978 at the age of 67.

Mavis Villiers

Mavis Villiers (January 18, 1911 Sydney-March 1, 1976 Paddington) also known as Mavis Clare Cooney or Villiers was an Australian actor.

She began her acting career in England in the 1930s and appeared in over thirty films, including "Don Juan" (1926), "The Gentleman from Nowhere" (1928), and "Love Comes Along" (1930). She returned to Australia in the 1940s and continued acting in films such as "The Overlanders" (1946), "Bitter Springs" (1950), and "The Shiralee" (1957). Villiers was a founding member of the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust in 1954 and was awarded the Order of the British Empire for her contributions to the arts in 1973. In addition to her acting career, she was also a writer and journalist.

Carol Coombe

Carol Coombe (September 20, 1911 Perth-October 4, 1966 London) was an Australian actor.

She began her career in radio before transitioning to film, and became a popular actor in Australian and British productions. Coombe was known for her versatility, playing a wide range of characters in both drama and comedy. She worked alongside notable actors such as Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, and Dirk Bogarde. In addition to her screen work, Coombe was also a respected stage actor, performing in productions in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Despite her success, she remained humble and dedicated to her craft throughout her career. Coombe passed away in London at the age of 55.

Lorna Volare

Lorna Volare (October 10, 1911 Melbourne-April 19, 1998 Tucson) a.k.a. Baby Lorna or Baby Volare was an Australian actor.

Lorna Volare began her career as a child actor, often appearing in vaudeville shows and silent films. In the 1920s, she moved to the United States with her family and continued to act in films such as "The Lucky Horseshoe" (1925) and "The Old Swimmin' Hole" (1921). Despite being a successful child star, Volare struggled to transition into adult roles and retired from acting in the 1930s. She later worked as a script supervisor and casting director. Volare married twice and had one son, who also became an actor. She passed away in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 86.

Dorothy Crawford

Dorothy Crawford (March 21, 1911 Fitzroy-) also known as Dorothy Muriel Turner Crawford is an Australian actor and television producer. She has one child, Ian Crawford.

Dorothy Crawford began her career in the entertainment industry in the 1930s as an actor in British and Australian films. She appeared in movies such as "The Crouching Beast" (1948), "The Seekers" (1954), and "Smiley Gets a Gun" (1958). In the 1960s, she made a successful transition to television production and became a leading figure in Australian television. She produced several popular shows, including the drama series "Homicide" and the variety show "The Don Lane Show". She was also the first woman to be appointed to the board of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. In recognition of her contributions to the entertainment industry, she was awarded the Order of Australia in 1993.

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