British actresses died in 1971

Here are 4 famous actresses from United Kingdom died in 1971:

Renie Riano

Renie Riano (August 7, 1899 London-July 3, 1971 Woodland Hills) otherwise known as Renee Riano or Reine Riano was a British actor.

Renie Riano began her acting career in vaudeville before transitioning to film in the 1920s. She appeared in over 70 films, mostly in supporting roles, including "I Love Lucy" and "The Beverly Hillbillies." She was also a prolific voice actor, providing the voice for several characters in the "Tom and Jerry" cartoon series. In addition to her acting work, Riano was an accomplished singer and songwriter. She passed away in 1971 at the age of 71.

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Viola Compton

Viola Compton (November 26, 1886 Fulham-April 7, 1971 Birchington-on-Sea) a.k.a. Viola MacKenzie or Viola Maud Compton–Mackenzie was a British actor.

She began her career on stage in the early 1900s and later transitioned to film in the 1920s. Compton appeared in over 50 films throughout her career, including popular British silent films such as "The Farmer's Wife" (1928) and "The Skin Game" (1931). She continued acting in films, both in the UK and Hollywood, well into the 1940s. Compton was also a playwright, writing several one-act plays that were produced in London's West End. In addition to her acting and writing career, Compton was a political activist and campaigned for women's suffrage in the early 20th century.

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Gladys Cooper

Gladys Cooper (December 18, 1888 Hither Green-November 17, 1971 Henley-on-Thames) a.k.a. Gladys Constance Cooper, Dame Gladys Constance Cooper or Dame Gladys Cooper was a British actor and model. She had three children, Sally Pearson, Joan Buckmaster and John Buckmaster.

Cooper was known for her distinctive voice and elegant demeanor, which made her a popular choice in both stage and screen productions. Throughout her career, she appeared in dozens of films, including "Rebecca" and "My Fair Lady," as well as numerous theater productions in London's West End. Cooper was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1964 film "My Fair Lady," which she reprised from her earlier stage performance of the same character. In addition to her acting career, Cooper was also a accomplished painter and author, publishing an autobiography in 1931 and a book of poetry in 1944. She was awarded a Damehood in 1967 for her contributions to the arts.

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Hilda Bayley

Hilda Bayley (June 29, 1888 London-May 26, 1971 London) otherwise known as Hilda Bailey or Hilda Christabel Bailey was a British actor.

She was born in London and grew up in a theatrical family. Her father was a theatre manager and her mother was an actress. Hilda began her own acting career in 1910, making her stage debut in The Monkey's Paw. She went on to appear in many plays in London's West End and on tour throughout the UK. Hilda was also a familiar face on British television, appearing in popular shows such as Steptoe and Son and Z Cars. In addition to her acting career, Hilda was also a writer, penning several plays and short stories. She was married to the actor Leslie Banks from 1915 until his death in 1952, and they had two children together.

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