British actresses died in 1968

Here are 8 famous actresses from United Kingdom died in 1968:

Doris Lloyd

Doris Lloyd (July 3, 1896 Walton, Liverpool-May 21, 1968 Santa Barbara) a.k.a. Hessy Doris Lloyd was a British actor and voice actor.

She began her acting career in London's West End before moving to Hollywood in the late 1920s. Her distinctive voice led to many voice acting roles in animated films, including as the voice of the Queen of Hearts in Disney's "Alice in Wonderland." Lloyd is also known for her on-screen appearances in a number of classic films, including "The Time Machine," "The Sound of Music," and "Oliver Twist." In addition to her work in film, Lloyd also acted on Broadway and television. She was married to Canadian film director Bert Glennon for over 30 years.

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Olga Lindo

Olga Lindo (July 13, 1899 London-May 7, 1968 London) was a British actor.

Born into a family with a theatrical background, Olga Lindo began her acting career on stage, often playing supporting roles in West End productions. She later transitioned to radio and television, becoming a popular character actress in the years following World War II. Lindo's most memorable role was as Kate Pettigrew in the BBC Radio 4 drama Mrs. Dale's Diary, which ran for 21 years. Lindo was also a talented writer and published several books, including her autobiography, "There's a Drama in There Somewhere." Despite her prolific career, Olga Lindo remained relatively unknown, preferring to live a quiet life outside of the limelight.

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Patricia Jessel

Patricia Jessel (October 15, 1920 Hong Kong-June 10, 1968 London) also known as Patricia Helen Jessel, Patricia H. Jessel or Patricia Jessell was a British actor.

She was born in Hong Kong to a British colonial family and was raised in India before moving to England as a young adult. Jessel began her acting career in the 1940s and gained popularity in the 1950s as a stage actor in London's West End. In addition to her stage work, she appeared in several films and television shows throughout her career. Jessel is best known for her portrayal of Mrs. Danvers in the 1952 film adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel "Rebecca." She died in London in 1968 at the age of 47.

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Norah Howard

Norah Howard (December 12, 1900 Fulham-May 2, 1968 New York City) otherwise known as Norah Lilian Emily Smeed was a British actor.

She appeared in both British and American films throughout her career, including notable roles in "Burma Convoy" (1941) and "The Argyle Secrets" (1948). Howard began her career in the theatre, where she gained recognition for her versatility and talent. In addition to her work on stage and screen, she also served as a broadcaster for the BBC during World War II. Despite her success, Howard's personal life was marred by tragedy, including the loss of her husband in a plane crash and the suicide of her son. She died in New York City at the age of 67.

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Glennis Lorimer

Glennis Lorimer (April 27, 1913 Preston, Lancashire-November 17, 1968 London) was a British actor.

Born as Mary Glennis Lorimer, she was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She started her career as a stage actress and later ventured into films and television. She appeared in several British films including "The Hour of 13", "The History of Mr. Polly" and "The Dark Man". Her notable television appearances include roles in "The Avengers", "The Saint" and "Emergency-Ward 10". Lorimer was known for her versatility and was equally comfortable playing both comedic and dramatic roles. Despite a career spanning over two decades, she remained a relatively unknown actress outside of the UK. She died at the age of 55 after suffering a heart attack while performing on stage in London.

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Ivy Close

Ivy Close (June 15, 1890 Stockton-on-Tees-December 4, 1968 Goring-on-Thames) a.k.a. Ivy Lilian Close was a British actor. She had two children, Ronald Neame and Derek Neame.

Ivy Close began her acting career in the early 1900s, performing on stage with various repertory companies. She made her film debut in 1921, appearing in the drama film "The Bachelor's Club." Close appeared in dozens of films throughout the 1920s and 1930s, including the popular crime dramas "Mystery of the Mary Celeste" (1935) and "The Saint in London" (1939). She was known for portraying strong, independent women on screen.

In addition to her acting career, Close was also a screenwriter and producer. She co-wrote the screenplay for the 1933 drama "The Fortunate Fool" and produced the crime thriller "The Ware Case" (1938).

Close's sons, Ronald and Derek Neame, also went on to have successful careers in the film industry. Ronald was a renowned cinematographer and director, known for films such as "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1969) and "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972), while Derek was a film producer and executive, known for films such as "The Day the Earth Caught Fire" (1961) and "Scrooge" (1970).

Ivy Close passed away in 1968 at the age of 78.

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Veronica Rose

Veronica Rose (July 8, 1911 Edinburgh-January 25, 1968) was a British actor.

She began her career in the 1930s and appeared in many films throughout the 1940s and 1950s. Some of her notable roles include Mrs. Clemm in "The Fall of the House of Usher" (1949) and Mrs. Smith in "The Happy Family" (1952). She also appeared on stage, including in productions of "Hamlet" and "Macbeth". Outside of acting, Rose was an accomplished pianist and composer. She was married to actor Peter Haddon from 1933 until his death in 1964. Veronica Rose died in 1968 at the age of 56.

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Lilian Harvey

Lilian Harvey (January 19, 1906 Hornsey-July 27, 1968 Juan-les-Pins) a.k.a. Harvey, Lilian or Helene Lilian Muriel Pape was a British singer, actor and dancer.

She started her career in Germany, appearing in films such as "Die keusche Susanne" and "Congress Dances". Her fame grew and she became one of the biggest stars of German cinema during the 1930s. She also starred in British and French films, notably in the French film "Circonstances atténuantes" directed by Jean Boyer. In addition to her successful film career, Harvey also recorded several popular songs and had a successful stage career. She was forced to flee Germany during World War II and settled in the United States for a short time before eventually relocating to France where she lived for the remainder of her life.

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