British movie actresses deceased in Alzheimer's disease

Here are 4 famous actresses from United Kingdom died in Alzheimer's disease:

Margaret Rutherford

Margaret Rutherford (May 11, 1892 Balham-May 22, 1972 Chalfont St Peter) also known as Margaret Taylor Rutherford, Dame Margaret Rutherford or Dame Margaret Taylor Rutherford, DBE was a British actor. Her child is called Dawn Langley Simmons.

Margaret Rutherford was best known for her roles in the Agatha Christie adaptations which were produced in the 1960s. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film "The V.I.P.s" in 1963. Throughout her career, she acted in both stage plays and films. Some of her notable performances include "Blithe Spirit", "The Happiest Days of Your Life" and "The Importance of Being Earnest". Rutherford had a unique and unconventional style which made her one of the most beloved actresses of her time. In addition to her successful acting career, she was also a philanthropist and actively supported animal welfare organizations. She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1967 for her contributions to the arts.

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Beatrice Lillie

Beatrice Lillie (May 29, 1894 Toronto-January 20, 1989 Henley-on-Thames) a.k.a. Constance Sylvia Gladys Munston, beatrice_lillie, Lillie, Beatrice, Bea Lillie, Beatrice Lilly, Bea, Beatrice Gladys Lillie or Beatrice Gladys "Bea" Lillie was a British actor and comedian. Her child is called Sir Robert Peel, 6th Baronet.

Born in Toronto, Canada, Beatrice Lillie began her career in London where she quickly became an acclaimed stage actress and comedienne. She became particularly famous for her eccentric and surreal humor and her ability to improvise on stage. Lillie performed in a number of successful revues and musical comedies, including "Bye Bye Blackbird" and "Aren't We All?", which brought her international fame.

Lillie also had a successful film career, appearing in the films "On Approval" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie" among others. She was known for her distinctive voice and delivery, which made her a popular choice for voice work in cartoons and commercials.

Throughout her career, Lillie was known for her wit, charm, and talent. She was beloved by audiences and fellow performers alike, and was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1920 for her contributions to the entertainment industry. Despite her success, Lillie remained humble and down-to-earth, stating "I never wanted to be a star, I just wanted to be a working actor".

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Mary Hayley Bell

Mary Hayley Bell (January 22, 1911 Shanghai-December 1, 2005 Denham) also known as Lady Mills was a British novelist, writer, screenwriter, actor and playwright. She had three children, Hayley Mills, Juliet Mills and Jonathan Mills.

Mary Hayley Bell was born in Shanghai, China where her father was working as a telegraph engineer. She spent her childhood in various places like Hong Kong, and later in England where she pursued her education. Bell began her career as an actress performing in productions like "Hay Fever" by Noël Coward and the film "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" (1939). However, her true passion was writing and eventually she shifted her focus towards that field.

As a writer, Bell was best known for her play "Whistle Down the Wind", which was adapted into a famous film in 1961 starring her daughter, Hayley Mills. She was also the author of several other successful plays such as "Duet for Two Hands" and "The Uninvited Guest". Bell's other notable works include her novels "The Christmas Tree" (1969) and "The Desert Crop" (1974), as well as her screenplays for films such as "The Story of Esther Costello" (1957) and "Sky West and Crooked" (1966).

Bell's legacy in the film industry was further recognized when she was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1995 for her services to drama. She passed away in 2005 at the age of 94, leaving behind a lasting impact on the theatrical and cinematic worlds.

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Pat Kirkwood

Pat Kirkwood (February 24, 1921 Pendleton, Greater Manchester-December 25, 2007 Ilkley) otherwise known as Pat Kirkwood, Pat or Patricia Kirkwood was a British actor, singer and dancer.

Pat Kirkwood started her career as a child performer, and by the age of 14, she had made her first appearance in London's West End. Throughout her career, she appeared in several successful stage productions both in London and on Broadway, including "No, No, Nanette" and "Valmouth". Kirkwood also made several films, including "London Town" and "The Limping Man". She was a popular television personality in the 1950s, with her own show "The Pat Kirkwood Show". Kirkwood was also known for her personal life, as she was romantically linked with several high-profile men, including Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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