British actresses died in 1987

Here are 5 famous actresses from United Kingdom died in 1987:

Sarah Long

Sarah Long (November 27, 2014 England-November 23, 1987) was a British presenter and actor.

She began her career in the entertainment industry as a presenter on BBC Radio in the 1940s. Long soon established herself as one of the most popular presenters on British radio, and in the 1950s, she transitioned to television. She hosted a number of popular shows, including the variety program "The Sarah Long Show," which aired for several seasons.

Long was also an accomplished actor, appearing in a number of films and television shows. She appeared in several classic British films, including "The Small Back Room" and "The Cruel Sea." She was also a regular on the popular ITV series, "The Adventures of Robin Hood," in which she played the role of Maid Marian.

In addition to her work in entertainment, Long was also known for her involvement in various charitable causes. She served as a patron for several organizations, including the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the British Heart Foundation.

Despite her success, Long kept a relatively low profile in her personal life. She was married twice and had one child. She passed away in 1987 at the age of 72.

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Madeleine Carroll

Madeleine Carroll (February 26, 1906 West Bromwich-October 2, 1987 Marbella) a.k.a. Edith Madeleine Carroll, Marie-Madeleine Bernadette O'Carroll, Madaleine Caroll or The Queen of British Cinema was a British actor.

She began her acting career in London in the 1920s and soon rose to fame with her performances in films such as "The 39 Steps" (1935) and "Secret Agent" (1936), both directed by Alfred Hitchcock. She was one of the biggest stars of the British film industry in the 1930s and 1940s, and was known for her beauty, elegance, and charm.

During World War II, Carroll put her acting career on hold and worked as a nurse helping with the war effort. After the war, she returned to acting, but her career never quite regained its pre-war heights. She moved to Hollywood in the 1950s and appeared in several films and television shows.

Carroll was also known for her charity work, particularly with organizations that supported disabled children. She was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1948 for her services to the film industry and charity work. Carroll retired from acting in 1958 and lived the rest of her life in Spain, where she died in 1987 at the age of 81.

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Lesley Osmond

Lesley Osmond (November 23, 1921 London-March 1, 1987 Fulham) also known as Lesley Helen Osmond was a British actor.

She was best known for her work on stage, but also appeared in several films and television shows throughout her career. Osmond began her acting career in the 1940s, performing in various theater productions in London's West End. She made her film debut in 1953 in the crime drama "Street Corner," which led to several more film roles throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

In addition to her film work, Osmond had a successful career on television. She appeared in popular British shows such as "The Avengers," "Doctor Who," and "Minder." She also had a recurring role in the sitcom "Never Say Die."

Osmond was known for her versatility as an actor and her ability to seamlessly transition between dramatic and comedic roles. She was admired for her talent, dedication, and professionalism, and was considered to be one of the most respected actors of her time.

Osmond passed away in 1987 at the age of 65, but her legacy as a talented and versatile actor lives on.

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Joan Greenwood

Joan Greenwood (March 4, 1921 Chelsea-February 28, 1987 London) also known as Joan Mary W. Greenwood was a British actor. Her child is called Jason Morell.

Joan Greenwood was born into a theatrical family and began acting at a young age. She studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made her stage debut in 1940. Greenwood became known for her distinctive husky voice and often played roles that were darkly comedic or seductive. She had a successful career in both films and television, appearing in popular movies such as "Kind Hearts and Coronets" and "The Importance of Being Earnest". She was also a regular on the radio program "The Goon Show". Later in her career, she returned to the stage and appeared in several West End productions. Greenwood passed away in London at the age of 65.

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Polly Ward

Polly Ward (June 30, 1909 Mitcham, London-February 23, 1987 Reading) also known as Byno Poluski was a British actor, singer and dancer.

Despite her talent as a performer, Polly Ward is perhaps best remembered for her involvement in the controversial marriage between Prince George, Duke of Kent (the fourth son of King George V and Queen Mary) and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. Ward was reportedly the duke's mistress and was thought to have had a child by him, although this has never been proven. Ward was banned from attending the wedding, but the scandal surrounding the relationship continued to haunt her throughout her career. In her later years, Ward retired from show business and settled in Reading, where she lived until her death in 1987.

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