British actresses born in 1924

Here are 7 famous actresses from United Kingdom were born in 1924:

Christine Norden

Christine Norden (December 28, 1924 Sunderland-September 21, 1988 Isleworth) a.k.a. Mary Lydia Thornton was a British actor. She had one child, Michael Cole.

Norden began her career as a dancer in the 1930s, performing in various dance troupes across the UK. She then transitioned to acting, appearing in a number of films in the 1940s and 1950s, including "The Blue Lamp" (1950) and "Hunted" (1952). Norden was also a regular on British television, appearing in popular shows such as "The Benny Hill Show" and "The Saint". Despite her success, her acting career declined in the 1960s and she eventually retired from the industry. In her later years, Norden struggled with health issues and financial difficulties, and passed away at the age of 63.

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Sandra Dorne

Sandra Dorne (June 19, 1924 Keighley-December 25, 1992 Westminster) a.k.a. Sandra Smith, Sandra Holt or Joan Smith was a British actor.

She began her career on stage in the 1940s and eventually transitioned to film and television. Dorne appeared in several movies throughout the 1950s, including "The Weak and the Wicked" (1954) and "Sailor Beware!" (1956). She also had a successful television career, starring in series such as "The Grove Family" (1954-1957) and "The Army Game" (1957-1960). In the 1970s, Dorne returned to the stage, performing in productions of "The Sound of Music" and "Bedroom Farce". She continued to act in smaller roles in television series and films until her death in 1992.

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Tamara Lees

Tamara Lees (December 14, 1924 Vienna-December 22, 1999 Pershore) also known as Diana Helen Tamara Mapplebek or Tamara Beck was a British actor.

Lees trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and started her career on stage in the 1940s. She appeared in numerous productions on the West End and later made her way to Hollywood, where she acted in films such as The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959) and A Shot in the Dark (1964).

Lees also had a successful career on television, appearing in popular British series like The Avengers, Doctor Who and The Saint. She retired in the 1980s and later moved to Pershore, where she lived until her death in 1999.

Aside from her acting career, Lees was also an accomplished painter and writer. She published a collection of short stories and poems, and her paintings were exhibited in galleries across Europe.

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Mary Wimbush

Mary Wimbush (March 19, 1924 Kenton-October 31, 2005 The Mailbox) was a British actor. Her child is called Charles Marion-Crawford.

Mary Wimbush was best known for her work in the theatre and on radio. She was involved with the Royal Shakespeare Company for many years, performing in productions of Shakespeare's plays such as "The Tempest," "King Lear," and "Hamlet." Wimbush was also known for her role as Agatha Christie's famous detective Miss Marple in a series of BBC radio adaptations. In addition to her acting work, she was also a respected voice coach and established her own voice studio in London. Wimbush passed away in 2005 at the age of 81.

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Sheila MacRae

Sheila MacRae (September 24, 1924 London-March 6, 2014 Englewood) also known as Sheila Margaret Stephens, Mrs. Gordon McRae, Sheila Stephens, Shela Stephens, Sheila Stephenson, Sheila Stevens, Sheel, Dee-dah or Sheersie was a British actor, singer, film producer, comedian, writer and author. She had four children, Meredith MacRae, Heather MacRae, Gar MacRae and Robert Bruce McRae.

After moving to the United States, Sheila MacRae began her career on stage and in films, often playing in musicals, such as "Biloxi Blues" and "Back Street," and was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in "Hey, Look Me Over!" She also had roles in several TV shows, including "The Jackie Gleason Show" and later, the soap opera "General Hospital." Along with her acting career, MacRae was also a television producer and created a show called "The Honeymooners" based on her work with Jackie Gleason. MacRae was also a published author, releasing a memoir titled "Hollywood Mother of the Year." MacRae's legacy continues through her children, who have also had successful careers in entertainment.

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Barbara Hicks

Barbara Hicks (August 12, 1924 Wolverhampton-September 6, 2013) was a British actor. She had one child, Giles Taylor.

Barbara Hicks's career in acting spanned over six decades. She performed in a wide range of productions, including theater, film, and television. She studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), and after graduating, she started her career performing in stage plays. Some of her notable theater credits include roles in "The Tempest," "The Importance of Being Earnest," and "The Mousetrap."

In addition to her work in theater, Barbara Hicks starred in many popular television series, including "The Bill," "Midsomer Murders," and "Doctors." Her film credits include roles in "Hot Fuzz," "One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing," and "Dracula."

Barbara Hicks was highly respected by her peers, and she was known for her dedication to her craft. She was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in recognition of her outstanding services to drama. Barbara Hicks passed away in 2013 at the age of 89, leaving behind a legacy of memorable performances.

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Diana Decker

Diana Decker (September 1, 1924 Queens-) also known as Isabella C D Decker, Decker, Diana or Diana Dekker is a British actor, singer and tv personality.

She began her career in the 1940s as a singer, performing with bands such as the Ted Heath and Geraldo orchestras. Decker also appeared in several films throughout the 1950s and 1960s, including "Meet Mr. Lucifer" and "The Story of Esther Costello." In addition to her film and music career, Decker also made several appearances on television shows such as "The Benny Hill Show" and "The Bob Hope Show." She retired from the entertainment industry in the early 1970s and has kept a low profile since.

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