British actresses died in 1978

Here are 9 famous actresses from United Kingdom died in 1978:

Pat Paterson

Pat Paterson (April 7, 1910 Bradford-August 24, 1978 Phoenix) a.k.a. Mrs. Charles Boyer, Eliza Paterson, Cis, Cissie, Patricia Paterson or Eliza 'Pat' Paterson was a British actor. She had one child, Michael Charles Boyer.

Pat Paterson began her acting career in the 1930s and appeared in several British film productions such as “Broken Blossoms” and “The Girl in the Crowd”. She later moved to Hollywood where she appeared in several successful films including “The Marx Brothers’ Love Happy” and “Dangerous Number”. In Hollywood, Paterson met and fell in love with actor Charles Boyer and the two were married in 1934. They remained together until her death in 1978. Following her retirement from acting, Paterson accompanied her husband on his travels around the world, including visits to his native France, his birthplace in Figeac, and Morocco.

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Wendy Barrie

Wendy Barrie (April 18, 1912 Hong Kong-February 2, 1978 Englewood) also known as Marguerite Wendy Jenkin or Marguerite Wendy Jenkins was a British actor.

She was born in Hong Kong to British parents and raised in England. Barrie began acting in the 1930s, making her film debut in 1933. She appeared in various British films throughout the 1930s and 1940s, including "The Saint in London" (1939) and "Gaslight" (1940). In 1945, she moved to Hollywood and signed a contract with MGM. Barrie continued acting in films and television shows, including "The Bad and the Beautiful" (1952) and "Studio 57" (1954-1955). Alongside her acting career, Barrie also had success on the radio, hosting the popular talk show "Wendy Barrie Sings" in the 1940s. She died in 1978 in Englewood, New Jersey, at the age of 65.

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Susan Shaw

Susan Shaw (August 29, 1929 West Norwood-November 27, 1978 Middlesex) also known as Patsy Sloots was a British actor. She had one child, Mark Colleano.

Susan Shaw was a prolific actor who worked in film, television, and on stage. She had a successful career, making her film debut in 1948's "My Brother's Keeper". Some of her notable film credits include "Town on Trial" (1957), "The 39 Steps" (1959), and "The Bulldog Breed" (1960).

In addition to her film work, Shaw appeared on numerous television shows, including "The Avengers", "The Saint", and "Z Cars". She was also active in the theatre, appearing in productions of "Nina" and "The Relapse".

Shaw was known for her glamorous persona and striking looks. She was married to the actor Mark Colleano and had one son with him. Tragically, Shaw died of cancer at the age of 49.

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Fay Compton

Fay Compton (September 18, 1894 West Kensington-December 12, 1978 London) also known as Virginia Lilian Emmeline Compton Mackenzie or Virginia Lilian Emmeline Mackenzie Compton was a British actor. She had one child, Anthony Pelissier.

Compton came from a family of British actors, including her mother and two sisters. She made her stage debut in 1911 and quickly became a popular performer in London's West End. Compton also appeared in a number of films throughout her career, including "The Farmer's Wife" (1928), "The Citadel" (1938), and "The Haunting" (1963) among others. In addition to her acting work, Compton was also an accomplished writer and published several books throughout her lifetime. She was also known for her extensive charity work, particularly for organizations supporting children and the arts. Compton was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1971 for her contributions to the arts.

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Sandy Denny

Sandy Denny (January 6, 1947 Merton Park-April 21, 1978 Wimbledon) a.k.a. Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny was a British singer, singer-songwriter and actor. Her child is called Georgia Lucas.

Sandy Denny is considered a pioneer of the British folk rock movement of the 1960s and 1970s. She co-founded the band Fairport Convention in 1967 and contributed lead vocals to their critically acclaimed album "Liege & Lief." Denny also released several solo albums throughout her career, including "The North Star Grassman and the Ravens" and "Rendezvous."

In addition to her music career, Denny made a brief foray into acting and appeared in the 1967 film "En Route." She struggled with substance abuse and depression throughout her life and tragically died at the age of 31 from a brain hemorrhage following a fall down a flight of stairs. Despite her short life, Denny's music and legacy continue to influence and inspire generations of musicians.

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Lily Kann

Lily Kann (October 26, 1893 Berlin-November 2, 1978 Sussex) also known as Lilly Kann, Lilly Kahn, Lily Kahn, Lily Khan or Lily Hertha Kann was a British actor.

Her family was Jewish and successful in the German clothing industry. As a young woman, she pursued an acting career in Berlin and appeared in a number of silent films, including the classic "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari." In the 1930s, when the Nazis came to power, she fled Germany and eventually settled in England. Kann continued her acting career in London, appearing in productions on stage and in films such as "The Seventh Veil" and "The Red Shoes." In later years, she also worked as a drama teacher and served as a member of the London Repertory Company.

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Julie Suedo

Julie Suedo (November 27, 2014 London-November 27, 1978 Wembley) was a British actor.

She began her career on stage, performing in various productions including Shakespeare plays. Suedo later transitioned to film and television, starring in several popular British shows and films such as "The Saint" and "The Avengers." Her most notable role came in the film "The Blue Lamp" where she played a young woman caught up in a police shootout. Despite her successful career, Suedo suffered from health issues and passed away at the young age of 35. Her legacy as a talented actor lives on in the hearts of her fans and in the work she left behind.

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Kathleen Lockhart

Kathleen Lockhart (August 9, 1894 Southsea-February 18, 1978 Los Angeles) otherwise known as Katherine Lockhart or Kathleen Arthur was a British actor and musician. She had one child, June Lockhart.

Kathleen Lockhart began her career in the silent film era of Hollywood, appearing in several films such as "The Marriage Clause" and "The Haunted Honeymoon". She later transitioned to speaking roles in films and television shows, including the popular TV series "Lassie" where she played the mother of her real-life daughter, June Lockhart. Kathleen Lockhart was also a talented musician, playing the harp and piano. In addition to her acting roles, Lockhart was active in philanthropy and community service, including being a volunteer at the Motion Picture Country Home in Woodland Hills, California. She lived with her husband, actor Gene Lockhart, in a home known as the "Lockhart Castle" in Beverly Hills.

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Felicity Tree

Felicity Tree (November 27, 1895 England-November 27, 1978) was a British actor.

Throughout her career, Felicity Tree appeared in numerous stage productions and films. She was the granddaughter of renowned actress Ellen Terry and was known for her beauty and elegance on stage. She made her stage debut in 1914 and went on to perform in plays by notable playwrights such as William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, and Noel Coward. In addition to her stage work, she starred in several films including "The Naked Truth" and "Potiphar's Wife." Felicity Tree was also a noted society figure and was known for her charitable work. After retiring from acting, she continued to support the arts and was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1968 for her contributions to the theatre.

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