British actresses died in 1970

Here are 6 famous actresses from United Kingdom died in 1970:

Thelma Furness, Viscountess Furness

Thelma Furness, Viscountess Furness (August 23, 1904 Lucerne-January 29, 1970 New York City) also known as Lady Furness or Thelma Morgan was a British actor. She had one child, William Anthony Furness, 2nd Viscount Furness.

Thelma Furness was also known for her romantic relationships with two famous men, King Edward VIII of England and the American businessman, James H. R. Cromwell. She was said to have been a close confidant of the future king, with whom she had an affair before he ascended the throne. Their relationship is rumored to have contributed to Edward's decision to abdicate the throne in 1936 to marry American divorcee, Wallis Simpson. Thelma later married James H.R. Cromwell, the son of the wealthy financier Henry Clay Frick. The couple divorced in 1952. Thelma continued to act in films and on stage throughout her life, often under the name Thelma Morgan.

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Mary Clare

Mary Clare (July 17, 1892 Lambeth-August 29, 1970 Harrow, London) a.k.a. Mary Clare Absalom was a British actor.

She began her acting career in the early 1920s and appeared in over 70 films throughout her career. She was also known for her stage work, including performances in notable productions such as "The Winslow Boy" and "The Importance of Being Earnest". Clare was a versatile actress, known for her ability to play both comedic and dramatic roles. She was also a regular on British television, appearing in shows such as "Z-Cars" and "Dixon of Dock Green". In addition to her acting work, Clare was a committed activist for various social causes, including animal rights, and was a member of the organization "Actresses for Nuclear Disarmament". She was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1953 for her contributions to British theater and film.

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Ann Trevor

Ann Trevor (August 22, 1899 London-July 15, 1970 England) also known as Annie Trilnick or Anne Trevor was a British actor.

She made her stage debut in 1923 and went on to a successful career in both theatre and film. One of her most notable performances was as Mrs. Higgins in the original West End production of "My Fair Lady" in 1958. Trevor also appeared in several films, including "The 39 Steps" (1935) and "The Next of Kin" (1942). She was married to fellow actor Ernest Thesiger for many years until his death in 1961. In addition to her acting career, Trevor was a member of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force during World War II.

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Nora Gordon

Nora Gordon (November 29, 1893 West Hartlepool-May 11, 1970 London) otherwise known as Nora Gorden or Norah Gordon was a British actor. She had one child, Dorothy Gordon.

Nora Gordon began her acting career on stage in the early 20th century before making her debut on screen in the 1930 film "The Middle Watch". She went on to appear in over 70 movies and television shows throughout her career. Some of her notable roles include Mrs. Bedwin in "Oliver Twist" (1948), Mrs. Ronder in "The Fallen Idol" (1948), and Mrs. Danvers in the television adaptation of "Rebecca" (1952). Gordon was known for her ability to play stern and disapproving characters. She retired from acting in 1966 and passed away four years later at the age of 76.

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Hy Hazell

Hy Hazell (October 4, 1919 London-May 10, 1970 London) a.k.a. Hyacinth Hazel O'Higgins was a British actor.

Hazell began his career in entertainment in the late 1930s as a stand-up comedian and singer, later moving to acting in the 1940s. He appeared in numerous plays, films, and television shows throughout his career, including notable roles in the films "Oliver Twist" (1948) and "The Lavender Hill Mob" (1951).

In the 1950s and 60s, Hazell became a popular television actor, appearing in shows such as "The Army Game" and "Hugh and I". He also had a recurring role as Bert Spooner in the long-running soap opera "Coronation Street".

Hazell died suddenly in 1970 at the age of 50, while rehearsing for a stage production. He is remembered as a versatile and beloved performer, with a career that spanned several decades in the entertainment industry.

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Ann Lancaster

Ann Lancaster (May 5, 1920 London-October 31, 1970 London) also known as Anne Lancaster was a British actor and comedian.

She began her acting career in the 1940s with stage productions and later transitioned to radio and television, becoming a regular on the BBC Radio show "Show Band Show." Lancaster also starred in several British films, including "Folly to Be Wise" and "The Smallest Show on Earth." Known for her comedic talents, she often played zany and eccentric characters. In addition to her acting career, Lancaster was also an accomplished pianist and singer. Despite her successful career, Lancaster struggled with alcoholism and ultimately died from cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 50.

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